As part of your eye exam, our doctors may use a number of advanced tools and testing. This helps them to best identify and diagnose any medical eye issues you may have. While most eye disorders are detected by a dilated eye exam, additional testing may be required. This additional testing helps them to collect more information about your eyes and determine the severity of your condition. Eye examinations help your physician to better choose a course of treatment based on your specific issues.
Crew and Boss Eye Associates strives to stay up to date on the latest technologies and bring that knowledge to your treatment. Your physician will determine which testing is appropriate and necessary for your exam.
OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography):
The doctors have multiple uses for this technology. It can be used to evaluate the optic nerve head of your eye, in order to determine possible progression of glaucoma. The OCT can also be used to scan your retina. The scan determines if there has been any damage due to diabetes, macular degeneration or any other conditions that could cause swelling or damage to this area.
This test also has multiple benefits. Most commonly, it used to monitor the progression vision loss due to glaucoma. As a result, this will help the doctor to determine if a change in the course of treatment is necessary, to prevent further damage due to glaucoma.
This eye exam can also be used to test for neurological problems related to the eye, like stroke or traumatic brain injury.
EPIC-5000 Refraction Workstation:
This uses the latest technology available to determine your eyeglass prescription. The EPIC-5000 helps your eye doctor by giving them the most accurate information regarding your vision. Therefore they can create a more refined, more accurate eyeglass prescription, to ensure you have the best vision possible.
In this evaluation, your optical physician uses a camera to photograph the retina. This eye exam can detect the presence of ocular disease, or can be used to monitor existing conditions. Doctors can also use the camera to photograph external aspects of the eye.