When Precision Eye Care opened in May 2000, we opened with the commitment to provide the highest quality eye care available. A large part of this is using the most up-to-date technology to assist in collecting data for the diagnosis and treatment of various eye conditions.
When you come to Precision Eye Care, you’ll notice that there are no paper charts. We use an electronic medical record to record all patient information. Information about your insurance and health history, as well as your exam, is kept in a computerized database. The information we need to examine you, answer your questions, provide you with optical correction, and report to your primary care physician are all accessible from any workstation in the office. This enables us to serve you quickly and efficiently, and provides a permanent record of our work with you. (In case you’re wondering, the data is backed up daily and held off-site at two different locations, in the event that computer or electric problems occur.)
The purpose of the refraction is to determine the best prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Refraction is comprised of objective and subjective testing. The objective test is the auto-refractor, a hand-held instrument that essentially measures the power of the eye, as well as the shape of the front surface of the eye. These measurements are further refined by the automated subjective refractor, a test which the doctor uses to write your glasses prescription.
During cataract surgery, the surgeon removes the patient’s natural lens and replaces it with an intraocular implant. How well the patient sees after surgery is partially dependent on correctly calculating the power of the implant. Precision Eye Care uses a computer based measuring device called the IOL Master, which is the most accurate device available for calculating the implant power.
Testing to assist with the diagnosis and management of glaucoma has undergone major breakthroughs in the past several years. At Precision Eye Care, we use all the latest technology available, to both determine if a patient has glaucoma, and to manage the disease once it is diagnosed.
The Visual Field Analyzer is used to find early signs of vision changes in the areas of vision that are affected in the earliest stages of glaucoma. It also is used to monitor progression of the disease. The OCT and HRT optic nerve analyzers create a digital image of the optic nerve (the part of the eye affected by glaucoma), and measure the contours of the optic nerve so that changes can be measured as early as possible. The Pachymeter determines corneal thickness, an indicator of the accuracy of the eye pressure measurement.
Precision Eye Care is fortunate to have other technology available to diagnose and manage eye conditions. Our corneal topographer is used to create a map of the surface of the eye. This is used in the management of many eye diseases, in the fitting of contact lenses, and in determining whether a patient is a good candidate for refractive surgery such as LASIK.
Our digital fundus camera is used to monitor pathology in the back of the eye. This enables us to watch changes from diseases such as diabetes as they progress over time. It also enables us to diagnose disease that can be hidden, such as some forms of macular degeneration.
The Optomap Retinal Exam also creates a digital image of the back of the eye. It is used for healthy patients because it provides a wide view of the retina without the need to dilate the pupils. This is the latest technology in routine eye examination.
Rest assured that if there is new technology that increases the ability to diagnose and treat eye conditions, Precision Eye Care will be on the cutting edge. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care to you, our patients.