Our mission at the office is to practice preventative medicine. We achieve that by using the latest diagnostic equipment to help us keep your eyes healthy and functioning as well as possible. These instruments help us diagnose and manage conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, high blood pressure, retinal holes, retinal detachments, keratoconus, etc. We believe that images help tremendously with patient education. It is much easier for patients to understand the conditions we are diagnosing when we can show them exactly what is going on.
Optomap Retinal Camera– Takes wide angle images of the retina. Can be used as a screening or documentation tool.
Optovue OCT– Scans and images the individual layers of the retina and optic nerve.
Visual Field Tester– Tests and documents your peripheral visual looking for changes related to glaucoma or neurological conditions.
Corneal Topography– Maps the corneal surface to help diagnose and manage keratoconus, corneal injuries/scars, and improves contact lens fitting accuracy especially for difficult to fit lenses.
Marco Automated Vision Testing System– Measures your glasses prescription much faster than the old traditional methods. Simplifies and eliminates a lot of the stress patients experience when asked “Better 1 or 2?”.
Anterior Segment Camera– Takes photographs of the front surface of your eye in cases of injury or infection. Can also be used to assist in difficult contact lens fittings.
Santinelli Edger– We can now cut the lenses for your new glasses in office! This allows us to better control the quality of your lenses and speeds up processing times significantly. Your glasses may even be ready the same day in some cases!
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iWellness Screening Exam
We also offer screening tests to all patients called the iWellness Screening Exam. The iWellness Screening Exam is non-invasive and can be performed quickly and easily as an initial step in a routine comprehensive eye exam. This is an annual recommended evaluation as a part of pursuing wellness. Changes of the eye are easily found by the annual comparison. These tests assist the doctor in identifying very early signs of disease or confirm the patient’s ocular health. Early detection of retinal abnormalities and disease may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases, prevent or slow vision loss. Recommendations are given on how the patient can best proceed based on the findings.
We offer 2 iWellness Exam Packages as an addition to our basic exam:
The Standard Wellness exam– Optomap widefield retinal screening is recommended annually along with dilation regardless of symptoms. This is especially important for patients with a history of retinal problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, myopia, etc.
The Enhanced Wellness exam– An OCT retinal scan is taken in addition to the Optomap widefield image. The OCT screening lets us examine the layers and thickness of the macula which is responsible for the central part of your vision.