Optomap and other Advanced Technology
Optomap- While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye in healthy. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick and usually does not require the use of eye drops. (www.optos.com)
OCT- Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your doctor to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. (www.aao.org)
ICARE- The Icare tonometer is based on a new measuring principle, in which a very gentle probe is used to make momentary contact with the front of your eye. (icare-usa.com) No more drops, no more puff of air! This device is most often used in the early diagnosis or glaucoma.