Brookside Optometric Group provides quality one-on-one time with patients using the latest technological advancements in care. Our office is proud to offer the following technological devices to maximize your examination experience:
Optomap Retinal Scanner:
The Optomap retinal scanner was invented by an engineer whose five-year-old son went blind in one eye when a retinal detachment was detected too late. The Optomap allows your doctor to have a thorough view of your retinas without the use of dilating drops.
The retinal exam is crucial to detect and help manage retinal tears and detachments, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, melanoma of the eye, arterial plaques, and glaucoma.
Now this can be done in most cases without the need for dilation.
Please ask about the Optomap Retinal Scan at your next eye examination.
Cirrus 600 OCT:
The Cirrus 600 Ocular Coherence Tomographer (or OCT for short) is a state of the art device that allows your retina to be scanned without the use of radiation to produce images of your retina that are of a higher resolution than an MRI. The test takes just minutes to perform without any side effects to the retina. It is as easy as having your picture taken.
These images allow your doctors to detect and monitor glaucoma changes in your optic nerve, papilledema, buried optic nerve head drusen as well as optic neuritis due to Multiple Sclerosis. The OCT is also invaluable in detecting microscopic changes to your macula that can result in permanent sight loss including macular holes, macular pucker, preretinal membranes, macular degeneration, central serious retinopathy, and macular edema. These scans can also monitor the effects of diabetic retinopathy.
Whether you are interested in contact lenses or LASIK surgery, the Atlas topographer gives your doctor a detailed map of the exact shape of the surface of your eye. This information is then used to help fit your contact lenses, determine your suitability for LASIK eye surgery, and detect distortions such as keratoconus. The Atlas topographer is also used to monitor your progress after LASIK surgery.
The Pachette pachymeter is used to measure your central corneal thickness to determine intraocular pressures more accurately as well as to determine candidacy for LASIK surgery. The test is as easy to perform as your routine glaucoma pressure check and just as comfortable.
Visual Field Testing:
At Brookside Optometric Group we utilize two different Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyzers. The Frequency Doubling Technology Field Screener (FDT) is a fast pattern recognition-testing device that screens for peripheral vision issues quickly and accurately. Should a problem be detected, the full threshold visual perimeter is then utilized to quantify the findings and aid in diagnosis.