We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to Antoine Eye Care.
Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye’s refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision.
The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, our St. Louis eye doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient’s ability to understand and follow instructions.
An initial visual field screening can be carried out by the optometrist by asking you to keep your gaze fixed on a central object, covering one eye and having you describe what you see at the periphery of your field of view. For a more comprehensive assessment, special equipment might be used to test your visual field. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. These machines can create a computerized map out your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies.
Humphrey Field Analyzer
The new Humphrey Field Analyzer 3 (HFA3) from ZEISS, is the next generation in visual field testing and analysis. The HFA3 is designed to accelerate clinic flow while delivering the same gold-standard testing strategies and test patterns.Using 32 rings and over 15,000 measurement points, the E300 provides detailed corneal mapping data over a wide area of the human cornea. Coverage extends from a minimum ring diameter of 0.25mm to beyond 10mm, which is ideal for detailed assessment of corneal pathologies and accurate contact lens fitting.
OPTOS Retinal Exam
Annual eye exams at Antoine Eye Care are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
An optomap® Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Please schedule your optomap® Retinal Exam today!
For more information on the optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website.
Other Advanced Technology Used At Antoine Eye Care
Introducing CLARIFYE℠: The Old Way Just Got Even Older
Antoine Eye Care LLC is proud to offer CLARIFYE℠. Eye exam technology has been the same for decades—but not anymore. CLARIFYE℠ is the new digital eye exam that shows you much more.
During your exam your optometrist uses advanced, digital equipment to map the unique fingerprint of your eye. The exam is detailed and comprehensive, and every step is personalized just for you. Best of all, its digital precision means less guessing between “which is better, 1 or 2?” No other eye exam is more precise. And it’s exclusively at or next to LensCrafters. Call Antoine Eye Care today to schedule an appointment.
What CLARIFYE℠ Means To Patients:
• Patients receive super-precise digital measurements for their prescription for optimal vision
• Gives your optometrist an overall view of your visual system
• Provides a complete digital analysis for patients with night vision challenges
CLARIFYE℠ Is Available Only At LensCrafters
Macular Pigment Density Testing
We all have a yellow pigmented spot in the middle of our eye, our macula. The macular pigment (MP) protects our eye from blue light and other harmful light. It’s like a personal pair of sunglasses!
Everyone has a different thickness, or density, of their MP, and there are correlations between the thickness of the MP and certain eye diseases. A low MP can be a factor in a person developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration, or AMD.Dr. Antoine & use a scientifically researched instrument called a QuantifEye to measure the density of your macular pigment. Getting your MP diagnosed can help your doctor in knowing if you are at risk for AMD, and treating you accordingly.