The eye is a sensitive sense organ that can become afflicted with many diseases. Apart from conventional hypermetropia and myopia, there is a multitude of eye diseases that require quality eye care comprising of both eye examination and treatment. Eye exams using the latest technology helps in detecting eye disease at an early stage so that the ophthalmologist can institute a timely and efficient treatment.
Some of the modern eye health examination procedures offered by any reputable optometrist in Albuquerque include the following.
This is an instrument that evaluates the refractive status of the eyes using high-resolution wave front measurement and corneal topography. The i Profiler enables the eye doctor to conduct an objective refraction of the patient’s eyes to detect any abnormality. This is a quick process that usually takes a few minutes to complete.
Optomap imaging produces a high-resolution digital image of the patient’s retina. The Optos scanning technology used in this technique shows about 82% of the retina at a given time. This apparent digital image of the retina helps the doctor in detecting signs of disease such as detached retina, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy to name a few. The blood vessels are also seen in the retina which helps in detecting signs of many other conditions such as hypertension, stroke, and diabetes. The digital image is stored and can be used by the doctor to compare the new images with old ones every year.
Good eye doctors in Albuquerque will ensure that placement of the lens is correct to reduce eyestrain, headache and incorrect body posture. For this purpose, a technology called i Terminal is employed. This technology determines all-important measurements such as the distance between eyes and pupils, the tilt, and wrap of the frames, face proportions and posture in just minutes. The lenses made using these measurements provide a superior fitting, reduced eye strain, and good vision. The i Terminal technology has an impressive precision of 1/10th of a millimeter.
Visual field testing
Visual field testing is a technique which is employed to assess the peripheral and central vision of a patient. Visual field testing is done for both the eyes individually. Visual field testing is prescribed when the doctor suspects central or peripheral retinal disease, optic nerve disease, glaucoma damage to the optic nerve, etc.
Many Albuquerque optometrists also offer Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT for their patients. This test uses light waves to create a cross section of the retina. This test helps in detecting any disorder of the optic nerve. OCT cannot be performed in the case of cataract or bleeding in the vitreous humor because such conditions do not allow light waves to pass through the eye.