We take patient education a step further by allowing patients to view the inside of their own eyes. By using Retinal Photos, we can provide remarkably clear images of the cornea, retina and other ocular structures. Any patient with vascular disease such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and glaucoma suspects should add this to their annual health evaluation.
Please note – in most cases you will need to be dilated to get the best image results.
Medical insurance companies will pay for this test only when eye disease exists. Our Winter Park optometrist is excited to bring an exceptionally detailed diagnostic test to each of our patients and highly recommend it as an optional addition to your exam today.
Peripheral Vision Test
Unfortunately, routine eye exams cannot detect many eye diseases such as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and brain tumors in their early stages. We routinely test patients at their annual exam using the FDT analyzer, a screening visual field analyzer. You may also choose a more sophisticated Threshold Visual Field analyzer that will do a more in depth test. It is especially important for those patients with a history of high blood pressure, headaches, migraines, stroke, floaters or high spectacle prescriptions. The FDT procedure only requires 3 minutes and is included in the exam fee, while the Threshold Procedure requires 15 minutes of your time. Please understand that while this test is optional for most, it represents preventive health for others.
Computerized Corneal Topography gives accurate mapping of the corneal curvature. It is a computerized Video-Keratometer, that maps the surface of your cornea. What this map reveals is the topography, or shape of the corneal surface. The Corneal Topography assist in contact lens fitting, refractive surgery, orthokeratology and general assessment of the cornea. Corneal maps can also detect changes in corneal shape from office visit to office visit, which is extremely helpful in keratoconus. Maps can even be sent over the Internet to contact lens manufacturers who are customizing lenses, or to other doctors for second opinions. It supports many important optometric applications, including contact lens fitting, pathology detection and management.
Optical Coherence Tomography – 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.
OCT is like an ultrasound of your eye, it gives you a picture of the back of the eye below the surface of the retina. The instrument looks at all the layers of the retina and the optic nerve. The OCT is particularly excellent at evaluating disorders effecting your central vision in the area of your retina called the macula and optic neoctrve disorders like glaucoma.
The OCT technology is the most revolutionary piece of equipment for optometrists to evaluate eye disorders of all parts of the eye in the last fifty years. Patients are wowed by the ability to see the different layers of the back of their eyes, just by putting their head on a chin rest and having them look straight at the target. They can appreciate the high-end technology which is not available at many optometrist offices. It reduces unnecessary referrals to specialists thereby reducing costs to our patients.
Patients who are at a high risk of macular degeneration or glaucoma can now routinely have OCT performed. Our patients are most grateful to have their extensive eye-care done at our Winter Park optometry without requiring visits to external specialists.