Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
This non-invasive technology provides high-resolution images of structures inside the eye such as the retina and optic nerve head. By supplying detailed cross-sectional images of these structures, this powerful tool can be used to help diagnose and monitor various eye conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, macular hole, vitreous traction, and more… Your optometrist will let you know if this test is recommended for you based on your eye exam results.
A colored digital photograph can be taken of the back of the eye for the purpose of documentation and monitoring possible progression of various eye conditions (e.g. diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration). This test is highly recommended for all of our patients.
Visual field test
A visual field test provides a map of one’s peripheral vision and is therefore often used to detect possible glaucoma. It is also useful for other conditions such as headaches, stroke, central and/or peripheral retinal disease among others.
Laser vision co-management
Is laser refractive surgery an option for you? We can assess your vision and ocular heath to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Laser surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism corrections. To be a candidate for laser surgery the following is recommended; You must be 18 years of age or older. Vision must be stable for at least a year before surgery. You must not be diagnosed with any ocular diseases. Laser surgery is contraindicated for anyone who is pregnant or nursing. Must not continuously suffer from dry eye symptoms. Must not have any ocular infections/injuries at the time of surgery.
Seeing 20/20 is only a portion of the visual process. Deficiencies in eye coordination, focusing and perception can affect your ability to learn or your eye’s ability to function properly. Vision therapy is an individualized treatment used to help patients overcome these deficiencies and decrease eyestrain associated with work and school.
Colour vision analysis
We can use the Farnsworth D-15 color test to distinguish between those who have normal or mildly defective color vision and those who have moderate-to-severe color deficiencies. This is important information for occupations such as a Sea Captain or Pilot.
Pachymetry provides an ultrasonic measurement of the corneal thickness. This test is useful in assessing someone’s risk of developing glaucoma. It is also used to help determine if someone is a candidate for laser refractive surgery.
Exophthalmometry measures the protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit. This is useful information for patients who have thyroid disorders.