Special Eye Testing
SPECIAL TESTING MEANS EXTRA SPECIAL EYE CARE
Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)
Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.
ZEISS / Humphrey Visual Field Testing
Visual Field testing can help save vision because it is another test used to diagnose or rule out glaucoma and other neurological disorders that affect vision. This simple, but effective service has saved lives by detecting various medical conditions such as strokes, brain tumors, and other neurological defects.
MPOD testing provides a risk assessment for macular degeneration and other vision issues by measuring the amount of pigment in the macula. Macular pigment improves visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, light sensitivity and glare recovery and a lack of pigment in the macula is a risk factor for macular degeneration.
Studies show that 78% of the US population has less than optimal macular pigment. Healthy macular pigment acts as “internal sunglasses” to protect against harmful blue light that enters the eye and negatively impacts the visual cells responsible for central and peripheral vision.
Significant increases of pigment can be achieved through nutritional intake and supplements containing Zeaxanthin and Lutein.
EyePromise® Restore offers a full suite of essential nutrients to preserve and support vision for people concerned with age-related eye health.
If you’ve noticed changes in your eyesight during the last few years, you’re certainly not alone. As we get older, our vision becomes more vulnerable to age-related eye health issues.
You may be at risk for developing age-related eye health issues if:
- You’re over 50 years of age
- You have a family history of age-related eye health issues
- You have light skin and eyes
- You smoke
- You have a poor diet
REFRACTIVE SURGERY AND CO-MANAGEMENT
Are you interested in laser refractive surgery? Our doctors will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology.
If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation with a local surgeon to determine suitability for refractive surgery. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your post-operative management will be provided in our office. This includes multiple visits over a period of time to include medical evaluation and management of your vision and ocular healing.
OCULAR INJURIES AND RED EYES
In addition to the services you already rely on us for, such as routine eye exams, contact lenses, and eyeglasses, our doctors also offer thorough treatment and management of many ocular conditions:
- Evaluation of vision and ocular health
- Treatment of dry eyes
- Treatment of “pink eye” and other eye infections
- Removal of foreign bodies from the eye
- Treatment of ocular allergies or burns
- Emergency eye care
This is convenient and cost effective for your whole family and you can be sure you are receiving the proper attention from an eye care specialist.