Dark Adaption Testing
The DarkAdapt machine from Maculogix is used to preform Dark Adaption Testing. Dark Adaption Testing allows us to monitor for age-related macular degeneration and other conditions that may cause night blindness. When you have macular degeneration, it takes longer for your eyes to adapt to sudden changes in light. A “Dark Adapt” test helps us to identify how well your eyes are adjusting to changes in light and assists in the diagnosis process if there are any problems.
Retinal Photos & Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
The Cirrus Photo 600 machine from Zeiss is basically a big camera that lets us generate images of your eye (and the inside of your eye!) using a variety of fancy techniques you’d only care to know about if you’re going to school to be an eye doctor. The good news for you? This machine combines a number of different tests into one so that our doctors can get the information they need both efficiently and effectively.
Humphrey Visual field ANALYZER
The Humphrey HFA-II-i from Zeiss is used to conduct a visual field test. A visual field test allows to the doctor to identify different types of visual defects by testing your peripheral vision. In laymen’s terms? We’re checking you for blind spots. Believe it or not, you can have them without knowing it!
The Keratron Scout 2000 from Optikon is a computer that maps your cornea (front surface of the eye) and measures it’s curvature. The curve of your cornea has a major affect on how well you see and on how well contacts fit. If, for one reason or another, you happen to have an irregular cornea, this test can really help you out. It gives our doctors the information they need to do everything from getting you special fit contact lenses to recommending refractive surgery.