Advance Diagnostic Imaging
- OCT SCAN & Retinal Imaging
The Optometric care has been evolving with new innovations these last couple of years. Here at Clairhurst Eye Care, we invest in the latest technology in order to give our patients the best level of care and help protect your vision.
In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, we are proud to inform you that we use digital imaging system as an integral part of your eye exam.
Digital Retinal Imaging allows the doctor to have a comprehensive and detailed evaluation of the back of the eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, thereby detecting early, eye diseases such as: Macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinal detachment, Retinal holes, tears, or thinning, Eye cancer, Diabetic retinopathy, Hypertensive retinopathy etc.
Digital Retinal Imaging process is painless, (comfortable for patients), fast and only takes minutes to perform; The doctor will review your digital images with you in order to help guide your eye health examination and to educate you on any eye health issues that may have been discovered. We recommend retina imaging with each eye examination. Your image records is maintained as part of your internal eye health records and serve as references for comparison during subsequent eye exams.
OCT SCAN - An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) is a highly sophisticated device that digitally captures the individual layers of the retina, with an accuracy of microns. This allows detailed microscopic investigations of your eye's tissues structures to evaluate ocular health and conditions at their earliest stages. An OCT detects eye diseases that can threaten your vision before symptoms become apparent in a conventional eye examination. It is a non invasive painless test.
With improved technology healthcare professionals are able to provide patients with improved care and comfort. These new innovations have helped to change and improve the way an optometrist can manage or treat certain eye diseases. The OCT and Retinal Camera has allowed optometrists to diagnose and detect early signs of treatable eye conditions. This technology has allowed for better outcomes for disease treatment because of early detection and increased specificity.