Optomap Retinal Imaging Machine
The optomap Retinal Exam is used by our doctors to get an ultra-wide view of the retina (the back of your eye). While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick and painless!
The Optomap Story
The optomap story: In 1990, 5 year old Leif Anderson went blind in one eye due to an undiagnosed retinal detachment. He was getting regular eye exams, but conventional tests available at the time made a thorough examination difficult. Distressed by the diagnostic methods available, Leif’s father, Douglas, designed the optomap Retinal Exam.
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This is an example of what a healthy Retina looks like.
This is an example of Hypertensive Retinopathy.
This is an example of Diabetic Retinopathy.
Visual Field Analyzer
This is a test of peripheral vision that is painless and takes about 15 minutes.
The test is done with a machine called a Humphrey visual field analyzer and is difficult for almost everyone the first time, so it often needs to be repeated later to be sure of the result.
The field test is done with you sitting down with one eye covered and a lens in front of your eye if you normally wear glasses to read. With your chin on a special rest and forehead against a strap you will need to keep looking at a spot in front of you. Small dots of light will then flash inside the machine and you should press a button each time you see a light.
The machine will test spots again if it thinks you should have seen them. This is a test of your eye, not you, and you must not worry about whether you have missed a spot. If you remain calm and just press the button when you see a light and look straight ahead all the time it is likely to give a useful result.
Since the introduction of computerized Phoropter, NIDEK has been leading the way with innovative features and advanced engineering. Through 3 generations the NIDEK refractor has had more functionality, more power, and more success than any other computerized refractor.
The RT-5100 picks up where the RT-2100 left off. In addition to the features that made the RT-2100 the most popular computerized refractor in the world, the RT-5100 has added the following features:
- Color touch-screen
- Improved test and target design
- Intelligent cross cylinder
- Flash memory
- Three contrast and glare-testing modes
- Multiple near tests
- Tilt-screen for near testing
- Built-in near-reading card lights
Capital Vision Center has a Computerized Phoropter in each of the 4 exam lanes
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your Optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
Over the last 50 years, the technology behind ophthalmic lens designs has greatly improved. Yet the way we fit and measure patients’ lenses has remained virtually the same. To get the full benefit of modern lens designs, it is necessary to go beyond the traditional measurements of PD and fitting heights. Your lenses are crafted based on exactly how your glasses sit on your face and where your eyes line up in the frame.
Capital Vision Center has added this technology to the optical department to allow for the best possible placement of each lens to give the greatest possible vision each and every patient.