Digital Retinal Imaging
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technologies 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 Photography
Digital retinal photography allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is an important tool for determining 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.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that uses eye-safe near-infrared light to create near microscopic two- and three-dimensional images of your optic nerve and macula, the specialized area of the retina responsible for seeing fine details in your central vision. These tests are important tools for detecting and managing eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic macular edema.
At Woodbine Optometry we use the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT. This diagnostic equipment is manufactured by Zeiss who is the leader in OCT technology.
Tonometry is the procedure used perform to determine the intraocular pressure (IOP), the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is an important measurement used to detect vision threatening diseases such as glaucoma.
The doctors at Woodbine Optometry use the new iCare tonometer, which requires no uncomfortable drops or air puffs, to look for abnormal eye pressures during your comprehensive eye exam.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test is a subjective way to measure the sensitivity of your peripheral or ‘side’ vision. It is an essential component for diagnosing and managing glaucoma and can also assist in monitoring the progression of neurological injury caused by stroke, tumors, etc affecting the visual pathways.
At Woodbine Optometry we use the Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyzer which is the gold standard in visual field analysis.