Also known as the "air puff" machine, this instrument measures the pressure within the eye without actually touching the eye. This is essential in diagnosing glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.
Visual Fields Computer
Our Humphreys visual field analyzer is the best on the market. It is used by the top glaucoma specialists and was used in all of the landmark glaucoma studies. With this instrument, we can detect the loss of or alteration to the nerves in the eye and the function of retinal tissue. These computers are also excellent for detecting neurologic disorders such as tumors, strokes, and aneurysms.
This instrument allows us to photograph the retina, the light sensitive tissue within the eye. This is important to monitor any changes that might take place as a result of disease or normal aging.
Our Humphreys corneal topographer takes 8000 curvature points of your cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) and provides a detailed colored map of the contour and shape of your corneas. This is important for fitting contact lenses as well as diagnosing corneal diseases. This computer is also essential for laser vision correction since the laser is reshaping the curvature of your corneas for clearer vision.
Slit Lamp Biomicroscope with Digital Imaging
Our new Nikon slit lamp allows us to diagnose and monitor the health of your eyes, both inside and out with the most technologically advanced optics available. It also has a digital monitor attached so that patients and family members can see exactly what the doctor is looking at. This allows the doctor to better educate the patient on their particular condition and also can be transmitted to other physicians via the internet for consultation.
Our Sonomed Corneal Pachymeter allows the doctors to gently measure the corneal thickness in micrometers using sophisticated ultrasound technologies. We use this instrument for prospective laser vision correction candidates and to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases.
Dilated Pupil Examination
This is a painless procedure in which the doctor uses eye drops to temporarily enlarge the pupils of the eyes allowing a greater view of the internal structures of the eye. This enables the doctor in more accurately detecting various eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, high blood pressure, and headaches, to name a few. We strongly recommend dilated exams for all new patients, as a baseline evaluation, as well as patients with a family history of retinal problems.