We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to Sight Eyecare.
Our newest technology that we are excited about is the Zeiss Clarus HD Ultrawide Imaging. This digital retinal camera allows the clinician to have a 200-degree view into the back of the eye without having to dilate the eyes. This useful tool will help monitor ocular health more effectively and efficiently.
iCare Tonometers are used for easy, accurate and patient-friendly intra-ocular pressure measurement, which is used for glaucoma screening. iCare tonometers are based on unique, patented rebound technology, in which a very light and small probe is used to make momentary contact with the cornea. The Icare tonometer is based on a proven accurate measuring principle, in which a very light probe is used to make momentary and gentle contact with the cornea. The measurement is barely noticed by the patient. The device not only makes IOP measuring a more pleasant experience on all patients, it is also an important break-through for succeeding with non-compliant patients (i.e. children and dementia patients).
Autorefractor with Topographer
The auto-refractor is a digital refractor that works much the same way as the old fashioned phoropter. The big difference is that, instead of the doctor manually clicking through, asking you to decide for yourself which lens is best (which is especially hard when the lenses are very nearly the same!), the auto-phoropter is controlled electronically and measurements are done digitally. This not only shortens the amount of time it takes to decide which lenses will provide you your best vision correction (super helpful when trying to get your little one to stop squirming and co-operate with the process!), but also ultimately results in a more accurate eyeglass or contact lens prescription.
Our autorefractor is also able to do corneal topography. Corneal topography is a non-invasive medical 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.
The three-dimensional map is, therefore, a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.
Zeiss Clarus Ultrawide Fundus Camera
A fundus camera is a specialized microscope that has a camera attached. It photographs the retina and translates it into images that our brains can process. The patient sits in a chair with his chin resting on a chin pad, and the camera is aligned. As the shutter is released, the fundus image is taken. These images can be used to diagnose eye diseases.
Fundus photography can be used with colored filters or with specialized dyes.
CLARUS TM 500 is the next generation fundus imaging system from ZEISS that provides true color and high-resolution across an entire ultra-widefield image.
See how you can reveal more with CLARUS 500, the newest retinal camera from ZEISS.