Optomap is an innovative new technology that gives eye doctors the ability to perform ultra-wide retinal imaging that is far superior to what can currently be achieved using conventional retinal imaging options. In contrast to conventional retinal imaging, Optomap captures at least 50% more of the retina in a single capture, and with Optomap’s multi-capture function, up to 97% of the retina can be viewed. This gives eye care professionals greater opportunity to monitor the health and condition of patient vision.
Optomap is another great preventative eyecare technology tool. By allowing your eye doctor to have a comprehensive view of your retina, they will be able to detect any developing eye diseases early on, before they have a detrimental impact on your vision and day to day life. Not only can Optomap detect eye conditions such as retinal holes, retinal detachment, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, but it can also be used to identify some general health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer.
Optomap is a fast, painless and non-invasive procedure that is suitable for patients of all ages, even children and pregnant women. Many patients require their eyes to be dilated ahead of the scan and will be given eyedrops which will widen their pupils and make it easier for the camera to see the structures inside the eye. Pupil dilation is painless, but patients may feel more sensitive to light both during their Optomap scan and afterwards for up to 24 hours. You may also have slightly blurred vision for a few hours. Once your eyes are dilated, you’ll be sat down and asked to look into a small device that will take the pictures of your retina. A short flash of light will let you know that the image has been taken, and the entire imaging is over in just a few seconds. The results will be sent digitally to your eye doctor who will then evaluate them. The results will also be stored on your personal optical record for future information.
If you would like more information about what is involved in Optomap, or to schedule an appointment for this effective screening technology, please contact our eyecare team.
This gives our eye-care professionals a much larger view (200 degrees) of the back of the eye and the images can be taken without dilating your pupils, a common procedure which may be inconvenient or uncomfortable for some people.
Each Optomap image is as individual as fingerprints or DNA and can provide eye care professionals with a unique view of your health very quickly and comfortably. The Optomap image is captured in less than one second and is immediately available for you and your doctor to review.
Eye-Light® is an (intensive pulse light) IPL and low-level light therapy (LLLT), which combines light modulation with OPE.
Eye-Light® simultaneously treats the lower and upper eyelids with direct and indirect applications and has the added benefit of not needing the application of gel during the treatment process, thanks to the patented and unique cooling module.
IPL is an FDA approved therapy that treats the Meibomian glands. Applied on periorbital and cheekbone areas, it was verified by various neurological studies that the emission of high-power light impulses leads to a stimulation of neurotransmitters. These solicit the Meibomian glands to produce, contracting, a higher secretion thus increasing the natural lipid flow which reduces tears evaporation.
Light modulation® Thanks to the emission of high-power LED light, the endogenous heat of both eyelids is triggered, which contributes to stabilize and increase lipid tear layer.
Retinal and optic nerve diseases can cause serious, irreversible damage that often lead to blindness. If you’re concerned about the health of your eyes, you probably understand the importance of regular, comprehensive eye exams. But, the technology used to administer those exams can make a big difference in how early eye diseases can be caught and treated. We utilize advanced OCT (optical coherence tomography) device called the Topcon Maestro. This machine helps our optometrists in Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton detect sight-stealing disorders as promptly and accurately as possible.
The OCULUS Easyfield® is the smallest full-fledged perimeter on the market. It is designed for use as a visual field screener and as a threshold perimeter for an immediate re-examination of any abnormal findings. Ideal for all common examinations of the central visual field up to 30°. The Easyfield® C has an adjustable double chin rest and uses translucent eye shields for maximum patient comfort.
Our modern NCT devise uses newer technology to deliver a gentle puff of air to measure the pressure inside the eye. This is usually done as a glaucoma screening test.
The OCULUS Keratograph® 5 is a groundbreaking piece of imaging equipment that changes the way we diagnose and treat dry eye disease. This brand new machine is among the latest advances in optometry, it is especially useful for testing, diagnosing, and treating dry eye disease. It offers the following benefits over more complicated alternatives:
- Non-invasive way to take high-resolution images
- Offers a wide variety of different tests and software analysis
- Gives patients more insight into their conditions and needs
The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M integrates a high definition camera, keratometer, and corneal topographer into one seamless and state-of-the-art imaging machine. Surface eye diseases are no match for this precise and innovative tool, which integrates with computer technology to create detailed, full-color digital images of your eye.
If you have dry eye disease, we will use the round camera lens to examine your Meibomian glands (also called your tarsal glands). These glands produce the oil layer of your tear film, which keeps them from drying out and evaporating. The Keratograph allows us to test the break-up time of your tear film, the height of your tear meniscus, and the condition of your eye’s lipid layer.