Digital Retinal Imaging & Optical Coherence Tomography
Our eye doctors continue their commitment to providing you the best quality care by making sure we have the most cutting-edge technology. Our imaging technology is key in evaluating eye health. These methods are extremely helpful by allowing eye doctors to measure any changes that may occur over time due to a variety of conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
One of the latest advances in imaging technology is the Optical Coherence Tomography. Much like an ultrasound, OCT uses light waves to increase the resolution of images, allowing eye doctors clearer pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
A scanning laser is utilized to closely examine the retinal layers and optic nerve for any disorder or disease, much like a CT scan. Using light instead of radiation, this is an essential tool in early detection of eye disease such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
Another positive? OCT scans are painless and noninvasive, taking only about 10 minutes in the comfort of our office. Find out more by contacting our office at any time.
Digital Retinal Imaging
There’s more to the eye than what we see from the outside. Digital Retinal Imaging allows eye doctors to closely evaluate the back of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve. A digital camera takes high-resolution pictures of the retina, giving doctors a baseline to use for evaluation of possible eye disease.
Visual Field Testing
Visual quality is more than just seeing what is in front of you, which is why visual field testing is part of most eye examinations. Do you have blind spots? How about tunnel vision? This testing evaluates your peripheral vision – what you see out of the “corner of the eye.”
Visual field testing is painless, generally requiring just good listening skills and an experienced eye doctor. While this process may involve only detailed instructions from the doctor, sometimes special equipment may also be used, such as devices that use flashing lights to test for peripheral vision and blind spots. Depending on each individual, these tests can take 15-45 minutes, and are key in helping eye doctors determine visual problems.