Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging
This piece of equipment captures a 200° digital image of the retina. The image it provides allows our doctors to detect, document, and monitor ocular pathology and systemic disease such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and hypertension. These pathologies might otherwise go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment, which is why it is a part of every vision exam in our office.
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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
This breakthrough technology provides a three-dimensional digital model of the back of the eye, revealing the eye structure with exquisite detail and unprecedented clarity. We use this as a non-invasive screening tool on all patients over 40 years old in [Steamboat Springs OCT Imaging] order to detect vision threatening systemic diseases in their earliest stages- when they are most treatable. Our doctors also uses this tool for more specialized testing in order to monitor the progression of eye diseases once they are diagnosed.
Opthonix Z-View Aberrometer
In less than a minute, this instrument quickly and precisely scans the cornea to produce a map of the eye. Using the precision of wavefront technology, the Z-View measures high and low order aberrations to create a prescription which acts as a highly accurate starting point for our doctor’s refraction.
Zeiss Meditec Atlas 9000 Corneal Topographer
The corneal topographer is a computer-assisted diagnostic tool that creates a map of the surface curvature of the cornea (the front of the eye). The detailed analysis provided by this technology helps our doctors determine the best fit for contact lens wearers (especially for patients who may be difficult to fit in contacts otherwise) and evaluate the effect of contact lens wear on the corneal surface. It also provides necessary information for the diagnosis and monitoring of certain eye conditions (such as keratoconus).
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Visual Field Analyzer
Visual field testing allows our doctors to measure and assess the potential presence of blind spots in a patient’s field of view. Such blind spots can be indicative of specific eye diseases (depending on size and shape of the blind spot) or of neurological problems. The field analyzer can be used for base screenings as well as comprehensive testing to help measure the progression of vision loss once diagnosis is made.
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