Digital Retinal Camera
We all want to protect our eyesight and the best way to do so is having comprehensive eye examinations with retinal imaging. This checks the health of the retina and screens for any eye diseases such as diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, hypertension, etc. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without loss of vision.
Please note that your retinal images will be stored electronically and will be compared for change at every visit. If you wish to have a copy of these images, please provide our staff with a valid email address and we’d be happy to email them to you! Should you move away and seek optometric services elsewhere, we could also send these photographs to another clinic so they can monitor your eye health more adequately.
Non Contact Tonometry/ Auto-refractor
At the beginning of every examination, our pre-tester will screen you with a variety of diagnostic machines. One test we will do is use the autorefractor to objectively measure your prescription by measuring how the light changes as it enters your eye. This information is used as a starting point for the doctors examination. The second test will be conducted using the non contact tonometer, or otherwise known as “puff of air” test. This is used to measure the pressure inside your eye and is a very imprortant test to evaulate and screen you for glaucoma.
Visual Field — Octopus
A visual field test measures your peripheral vision. To do this test, you will sit and fixate your eyes on a target straight ahead. While you stare at the center, lights will flash in the periphery of the machine and you are to press a button each time you see the flash. A computer will record your results and map it out at the end of the test. This test is very important to help evaluate for glaucoma or any other diseases that affect the optic nerve. It is also very useful to make sure the pathway from the eye to the brain is healthy and unobstructed. We can also detect vision loss or changes due to stroke or other diseases.