At Advanced Family Eye Care, we have invested in advanced technology and have special testing available as we assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected early, can be treated with success. Some of the technology and special testing we have available include:
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging enables our Doctors to provide you with a more thorough medical evaluation of your eye health. The digital camera snaps photographs of the back of your eye (the retina) and is a quick, non-invasive, and painless way to assist in the early detection and diagnosis of many disorders, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments, and others. These photographs are also used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future exams.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (also known as an OCT scan) is one of the latest advances in imaging technology. This scan is non-invasive, painless, and is performed right in our office. It works by using light to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, and provides our Doctors with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the back of the eye. This test is essential for early diagnosis of conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures the range of your vision to determine whether you have any visual field abnormalities, such as blind spots and peripheral vision loss. Many diseases, including glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes, and strokes, can affect the visual field. Our system creates a computerized map to identify if and where you have any deficiencies, via a non-invasive, painless test. If you aren’t able to see in certain areas, noting the pattern of your visual field loss is a helpful tool in the diagnosis of your eye condition.
The benefits of having an Optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken include early protection from vision impairment or blindness and Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease. The unique Optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care specialist detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams. Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.