We bring in state of the art instrumentation, so that we can have a more complete view of your vision performance and eye health. This is important because many eye diseases progresses slowly and quietly, so it is not uncommon that patients do not know that their eyes have changed until the eye conditions is in their advance stage.
These instruments allow us a more in-depth look to screen out common eye diseases.
An examination room usually consists of an exam chair, a phoropter, an eye chart, a slit lamp. This usually where the consultation takes place, patient and the optometrist/optician will discuss any vision or eye health issue, explain key findings for the day and next steps if applicable.
A phoropter used to measure refractive error and determine eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions. Typically, the patient sits behind the phoropter and looks through it at an eye chart.
The practitioners changes lenses and other settings, while asking the patient for feedback on which settings give the best vision.
The goal is to derive the optimal clear and comfortable vision.
A slit lamp is a microscope with a light attached that allows the practitioner to closely examine the eye.
This instrument allow us to examine the structures of the eye such as the cornea, conjunctiva, iris, and lens.
This instrument is required to examine if a pair of contact lenses are fitted well and how they are interacting with your eyes.
A retinal camera is used to photograph the back of the eye, including the retina. It is used to screen and document eye diseases, like glaucoma, retinal changes, macular changes, etc.
An autorefractor is used to measure the refractive error and prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The automated refraction technique is quick, simple and painless.
This machine also has a built in keratometer function, which measure the curvature of the corneal and thus allow us to determine the right contact lens fitting size.
A tonometer is used to measure the pressure of the eye. This instrument uses a gentle stream of air to calculate how hard or soft eyeball is, this is a critical test to help detect glaucoma.
This is an instrument that maps the shape of our patients' cornea and allow us to envision the cornea in 3 dimension like how we study contour of mountains on a map.
This information is critical for fitting rigid gas permeable (RGP) and specialty contact lenses, like orthokeratology, keratoconus and post-Lasik patients.
This instrument is used to measure the Length of the Eyeball, Corneal curvature radius
and Central corneal thickness.
This has become an essential piece of information for myopia control for kids. This will help us determine if the program is working and if we need to change intervention method.
A retinoscope is used to shine light into a patient's eye so that the practitioner can observe the reflection off the retina, this is especially useful in prescribing corrective lenses for patients who are unable to give oral feedback.