Our office prides ourselves in not only offering all standard optometric testing, but also the latest technology in diagnostic equipment. Our doctors are trained to help diagnose eye diseases that range from macular degeneration to glaucoma, using current technology. Learn more about these services below, or contact us to make an appointment.
For diagnosing glaucoma, we have been pleased to offer visual field testing (perimetry) for several years. We also utilize digital retinal photography as a means of not only documenting the health of the internal eye, but also using the photos as a tool to monitor the health over time. Taking photos of the retina and optic nerve allows us a greater degree of accuracy when evaluating these structures in future years.
While a great tool for diagnosing glaucoma and diseases of the retina such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, we recommend photography for all patients to establish the health of their eye today, and use that first photo as a “yardstick” or baseline to compare with the eye health in the future.
Diagnosis by Pachymeter
Our latest diagnostic tool, a pachymeter, allows us to measure the thickness of the cornea, the very front of the eye. Corneal thickness is an essential measure to determine susceptibility to glaucoma. It is also an essential measure in the determination of a person’s candidacy for laser eye surgery.
Optical Coherence Tomography
We are also pleased to offer our patients optical coherence tomography (OCT), which takes 3D images of the layers underneath the surface of the macula and your retina's optic nerve. By using these images we are able to see layers that can't be viewed with a microscope, which allows us to develop a better plan for decreasing the risk of future vision loss.
For all of our patients we recommend this test as a good baseline, but especially if you or your family has a history of eye conditions or vascular issues like: