Nidek RT 5100
ARK-1a Autorefractor & Keratometer
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) & Retinal Camera
The OCT & Retinal Camera combo is a very powerful piece of technology. From taking standard pictures of the front and the back of the eye (ex: for a nevus) to scanning the 10 layers of the retina (ex: for macular degeneration).
Similar to how an ultrasound uses ultrasound waves as a non-invasive way to create an image. The OCT technology uses light waves to create a visual representation of the retina. This non-invasive scan of the 10 layers of the retina is a very key tool in monitoring for conditions.
The OCT machine can also be used to measure the anterior (front) segments of the eye such as the cornea and the anterior chamber angle.
The Visual Field machine is very helpful in measuring a patient’s peripheral vision for each eye individually (ex: glaucoma) or with both eyes together (ex: MTO standards).
It wouldn’t be a complete “optometry” experience without the typical “which is better 1… or 2…”. Our automatic phoropter makes it easier for our patients to choose the perfect lens combinations for the sharpest vision. It can quickly and easily show you the difference between your old and soon-to-be new glasses. From what we’ve heard from our patients, this is by far the best perk!