We know that the "eye puff test" is annoying (or you may pick some other words to call it!). That's why we have an Icare Tonometer, providing us the same information, but with a lot less stress and "jumping!"
You can choose to have Full-Field photos taken of the internals of your eyes, using our Optos (our newest technology addition). This provides the latest in UNDILATED (because nobody loves being dilated!) imaging that allows Dr. Reed to get a full picture of the health of your eyes, and sometimes your overall body health as well. These images will be maintained as a part of your health records so that we can track how things change over time, which can provide earlier detection of problems. If you choose to not have the Optos scans, we can still provide traditional pupil dilation, which is a very valuable tool in some instances. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you the best options available to care for your eye health!
To supplement the photos, we also offer imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). An OCT is a non-invasive diagnostic instrument that is used to image the retina. It is becoming utilized more and more frequently to detect problems in the eye before you would experience any symptoms. The OCT allows optometrists to see a cross section and/or a 3D image of the retina, leading to early detection of a variety of eye diseases and conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. These three eye problems are the top three eye diseases known to cause blindness, so it is important to catch them early! In addition, the OCT can be used with anterior segment lens attachments to allow Dr. Reed to view the front part of the eye in more detail, as well as to assist her in fitting scleral contact lenses. Scleral contact lenses are used for patients who are unable to wear the soft contact lenses you’re probably familiar with as well as the more traditional rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGPs) due to conditions like severe dry eye or keratoconus, a degenerative condition of the cornea.
Digital Eye Chart. We use a digital visual acuity system (eye chart), which beyond just looking cooler, it allows us a lot of flexibility to change the chart for various situations. We can even put movies on there for kids (or kids at heart I suppose!) to help them focus in the distance.
Specialty Contact Lens Fits. If you require specialty or medically-necessary contact lenses, we've got you covered for that as well! You saw the OCT mentioned above, plus we have several other pieces of equipment that we will use to handle these sometimes more-complicated lens-fits!
Digital Glasses Measurements. The fun techy stuff doesn't stop with the exam. We also have a system in our optical for digitally measuring everything needed for ordering your lenses, allowing for very precise calibration, especially on tricky progressive (no-line) bi-focal lenses! Plus, we have free Keurig coffee brewing and a phone charging station available—who said all of our fun technology had to be eye-related?!
Access Your Health Records. All of your records are stored securely and electronically, reducing our carbon footprint, and we have a convenient online login system should you need access to your information. It also allows for easy tracking of things like the photos we were mentioning earlier.