We at the Eger Eye Group are committed to providing you with “state of the art” eyecare. To that end we offer the most advanced educational and diagnostic technology available. Whether it’s performing refractive surgery, fitting you with contact lenses or monitoring your eye disease, we have the skill, knowledge and instrumentation needed to give you the best outcome possible. You can read about some relatively new technology we are proud to offer below.
Photorefractive Keractectomy (PRK) and Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) are two laser vision-correcting methods we offer to decrease dependency on glasses and contact lenses. PRK is a precise, minimally invasive method of reshaping the cornea to correct low to moderate amounts of nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. A computerized laser emits cool pulses of UV light to gently reshape the surface of the cornea to achieve the desired correction. Since the laser removes only a thin layer of cornea less than the thickness of a human hair, the cornea retains its original strength.
LASIK treats low to high levels of nearsightedness, astigmatism, and low to moderate levels of farsightedness (hyperopia). Using an instrument called a microkeratome, a small flap is partially lifted from the surface of the cornea and hinged to the side, leaving the inner portion of the cornea exposed. The exposed layer of the cornea is reshaped with the laser. The corneal flap is placed back in the original position and due to the cornea’s extraordinary bonding quality, the flap remains in position without stitches.
Optomap Retinal Exam with AutoFluorescence technology
In our continued efforts to bring you the most advanced technology, we are proud to offer the Optomap retinal exam as an integral part of your eye exam.
Many indicators of systemic disease and precursors to eye conditions often exhibit first in the periphery of the retina. However, routine retinal examination methods provide only a limited, narrow-field view of the retina, therefore they can miss disorders or diseases that may be present and can be evidenced in the periphery of the retina. To capture a greater percentage of the retina, either the patient’s eye must be dilated, causing patient discomfort, or multiple images of the retina must be taken.
The Optomap exam is fast, easy, and comfortable. It can help your doctor identify retinal problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments and systemic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. These conditions can lead to serious problems including partial loss of vision or blindness and can often develop without symptoms.
An Optomap exam provides:
• An eye wellness scan
• An in depth view of the retinal layers (where disease can start)
• The ability for you to view your Optomap retinal image with your doctor during the exam.
• An annual permanent record for your medical file, which gives your doctor comparisons for tracking and diagnosing potential eye disease.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is unique in that it gives eyecare professionals a much larger view (200 degrees) of the back of the eye – your retina – than conventional eye exam equipment. The images can be taken without dilating your pupils – a very common procedure which is uncomfortable and inconvenient for many people.
The Optomap image is displayed immediately after being taken, allowing the eye care professional to review it quickly and if necessary, refer you to a retinal specialist. Using the Internet, the image can be sent anywhere in the world for a specialist to review.
Each Optomap image is as individual as fingerprints or DNA and can provide eye care professionals with a unique view of your health very quickly and comfortably. The Optomap image is captured in less than one second and is immediately available for you and your doctor to review.
The Optomap Retinal Exam offers many advantages including:
*Provides an ultra-widefield view of the retina
*Comfortable and quick image capture
*Helps you understand your eye health
*Provides permanent records for future comparison
*Does not require dilating drops which typically cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light
*Patient can resume normal activities immediately
Optical Coherence Tomography
The OCT incorporates ocular coherence tomography technology to provide comprehensive imaging and measurement of glaucoma and retinal disease. Optical Coherence Topography is the gold standard in vivo imaging device for the posterior segment and offers proven reproducibility for disease management.
Our OCT provides an MRI-like, cross-sectional view of the complex anatomy of the retina. This technology allows us to examine the eye so closely that it is almost possible to see the individual cells of the retina. This procedure enables us to check for retinal defects such as fluid or blood caused by systemic disease, aging, or trauma. This device is helpful in evaluating cataract patients, both before and after surgery, and also in assessing patients for early signs of glaucoma and glaucomatous change.
Corneal Topography allows us to make a topographical “map” of your cornea. Since your cornea is the top layer or structure representing the surface of your eye and is the main structure responsible for focusing your eye, even a small irregularity to this structure could cause significant problems in your vision.
The topography equipment measures and displays a detailed, digital image of the cornea. The creation of this image is critical in the evaluation of the eye for refractive surgery procedures, contact lens-induced irregularities, trauma or degenerative eye disease.
The ClearPath screener is a non-invasive test which does a quick 6 second scan of the eye to help the doctor determine your possible risk of diabetes. This technology, coupled with the other tests we perform here will help preserve your vision and your health.
The DS-120 AVOIDS:
*a painful blood draw
*the need for fasting prior to testing
*the inconvenience of waiting several days for the test results
Diabetes is the leading cause of permanent blindness in patients under the age of 75. With more than 86 million Americans living with pre-diabetes and nearly 90% of them unaware of it, doctors are urging patients to be screened for early risk detection. Studies show that early detection combined with proper intervention can lower visual complications caused by diabetes by up to 76%. Because of this, we now have new cutting-edge technology that allows us to screen patients for their risk of developing diabetes and it’s part of your eye exam today.
The ClearPath device takes a quick 6-second scan of the natural lens in your eye using light. This FDA approved non-invasive test can identify a risk factor for diabetes that no other test can identify more accurately. It is an important tool in the fight against diabetes.
Frequency Doubling Visual Fields
Frequency Doubling Technology is a new technique that has been designed for rapid and effective detection of visual field loss due to glaucoma and other ocular diseases. Years of research and clinical trials of this technology have resulted in an instrument which provides rapid, clinically validated and user-friendly visual field testing. We have all our patients undergo this procedure as some visual field defects are completely asymptomatic. In some cases, we have diagnosed eye and neurological disease based on the results of this 60 second test.
Many opticians can take a ruler to measure what frame would fit your particular face shape, but not only is there a lot of guesswork involved, but the measurements can always have a chance of error.
Why rely on hand measurements when you can go digital?
At the Eger Eye Group, we use the M’eye Fit Mirror by Essilor, which is a portable, simple, fast, and precise device that takes electronic measurements for the best fit possible.
“A simple look through the Mirror for a fast and precise measurement.”
The ingenuity of the design not only makes it easy for you to see yourself wearing the frame you chose, but you’ll be receiving a frame & lens combination that’s suited & customized just for you.