HEALTHY EYES FOR LIFE
Great vision is more than 20/20
At Doctors Eye Center, we know that great vision is more than 20/20. We know how important clear, crisp vision is, but we also know that good eye health is more than just seeing great. We have the latest technology to be sure that your eyes are healthy. We want you to be seeing clearly for a long time. Our "HEALTHY EYES FOR LIFE PROGRAM" includes a thorough Medical Eye Examination which may include all or some of the following tests:
Digital retinal imaging uses high-resolution imaging systems to take pictures of the inside of your eye. This helps your eye doctor assess the health of your retina and helps them to detect and manage such eye and health conditions as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. Finding retinal disorders as early as possible is critical to potentially preventing serious disease progression and even vision loss.
Retinal images provide a permanent and historical record of changes in your eye. Images can be compared side-by-side, year after year, to discover even subtle changes and help monitor your health. Your eye doctor will point out the various structures of your eyes so that disease progression and treatment options can be discussed with you.
VISUAL FIELD TESTING:
A visual field test is an eye examination that can detect loss in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, pituitary disease, head trauma, brain tumors or other neurological problems. You would rarely notice any symptoms in your visual field until the damage is extensive and permanent. The results of a preventive visual field test would ensure that you have healthy eyes and body for life.
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY - OCT:
OCT allows your eye doctor to effectively see a three-dimensional cross-section of the layers of tissue of your eye, similar to an MRI.
By examining the layers of this image, your doctor can see indications of eye damage that would not normally be visible with a microscope, resulting in early diagnosis and treatment of numerous eye diseases.
A scanning laser imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye's refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision and corneal health.
The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid to your eye doctor and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions and is a requirement for the accurate fitting of contact lenses.
AMSLER GRID TEST for Macular Degeneration:
The Amsler grid is a grid of horizontal and vertical lines used to monitor your central vision. It is a diagnostic tool that aids in the early detection of visual disturbances caused by c hanges in the retina, particularly the macula (e.g. macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane), as well as the damage to the optic nerve and the visual pathway to the brain.
DRY EYE TESTING:
Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions, yet is one of the most treatable conditions if detected early by a preventive eye exam. Dry eye causes scratchy and irritated eyes and often leads to redness and eye infections. Dry eyes make contact lens wear difficult and makes vision blurry. Treatment of dry eye can increase the clarity and comfort of your daily vision.
This test allows your eye doctor to detect any progression towards certain eye diseases that have almost no symptoms until they reach an advance stage. Pachymetry will assist in the detection of keratoconus and early glaucoma so that correct treatment or follow up can be made.