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Advanced Eye Exam Technology in Concord, NC

Optos Daytona Optomap OCT

daytona optos - retinal scans in Concord, NC

Our optometrists use the latest cutting-edge technology in retinal imaging, the Optos Daytona Optomap OCT. This allows our doctors to view your retinal and optic nerves as well as cornea structure not normally visible in a regular eye exam. The Optos uses a high-resolution scan in order to pick up early signs of structural change or eye disease. This enables the doctor to see even the slightest changes in the retina and optic nerve with great accuracy, and high definition, enabling early detection of common vision-threatening conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.

The Optos can capture 80% of your retina in one scan thanks to its 200-degree arc, as opposed to older technologies that are only able to capture 15% of your retina, allowing for a much more accurate assessment of your eye health. The images created by the Optos are high resolution, making it much easier for the eye doctor to analyze the results of the scan.

The Optos OCT scan is quick, easy and painless. No part of the equipment actually touches your eye, so there is no discomfort. This makes the Optos a good option for patients of all ages, from children to adults. Therefore, our doctors recommend an Optos OCT scan for all our patients.

Digital Retinal Imaging

We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.

This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.

The advantages of digital imaging include:

  • Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
  • Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
  • Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
  • Image resolution is extremely high quality
  • Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
  • No patient prep required

Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.

 

Visual Field Testing

A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient’s ability to understand and follow instructions.

An initial visual field screening can be carried out by the optometrist by asking you to keep your gaze fixed on a central object, covering one eye and having you describe what you see at the periphery of your field of view. For a more comprehensive assessment, special equipment might be used to test your visual field. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. These machines can create a computerized map out your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies.

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