Modern Eye Exam Technology &Eye Diagnostic Equipment
The technology behind vision care for both eye diagnosis and treatment has become increasingly sophisticated. At Doctors Vision Center, we offer our patients the best in modern eye exam technology. Below is a list of some of the eye diagnostic equipment and technology we use while performing your examinations:
- Computerized Auto-Refractors: Gives the doctor an estimate of your eye glass prescription.
- Corneal Topography: Maps the curvature of the cornea for more precise contact lens fittings and diagnosis of corneal disease.
- Digital Fundus Camera: Takes digital photographs of the outer eye structures and the retina.
- Tonometers: Checks the pressure inside of the eye.
- Ocular Coherence Tomographer: A scanning laser that can take cross sectional and other images of the eye from the front and the back. A truly remarkable instrument for diagnosis and following eye diseases.
- Phoropter: The device used to determine the prescription, used in concert with an auto-refractor.
- Slit Lamp Biomicroscope: Microscope used to examine the eye from front to back with variable slit images of light.
- Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope: A very bright, head-mounted light source that enables a view of the complete inside of the eye.
- Digital Pachymeter: Instrument used to determine the thickness of the cornea – important in glaucoma.
- Digital Anterior Segment Camera: Takes digital photographs of the outside of the eye and partially into the eye. Used with a Slit Lamp Biomicroscope.
- Digital Lensometer: Instrument that reads the prescription in your glasses
- Computer Field Analyzer: An instrument used to map the field of vision. Used in glaucoma and other brain conditions that affect the field of vision.