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Clarifye is advanced digital technology with the personal touch of your skilled optometrist.

  • No other eye exam is more precise
  • A whole new way to get your eyes checked
  • Comprehensive understanding of your eye health and vision
  • Advanced digital technology personalized by your skilled optometrist

With Clarifye we are able to map the unique “fingerprint” of your eyes with digital precision, pinpointing the exact prescription you need for optimal vision.

iVue OCT System

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The iVue OCT System is a powerful clinical tool that transforms the way you assess the retina, optic disc and the cornea. Quantify the thickness of the retina, nerve fiber layer, ganglion cell complex and the cornea. Track change and predict trends in RNFL and GCC thickness and precisely measure angles to aid in disease diagnosis. Streamline your specialty lens fits with a new view of the cornea and precision measurement tools.

Canon Fundus Digital Imaging

cannon_fundus_digital_imageOcular fundus imaging plays a key role in monitoring the health status of the human eye. Currently, a large number of imaging modalities allow the assessment and/or quantification of ocular changes from a healthy status. Features the latest in Canon retinal imaging technology and enhancements in a compact and lightweight design. Fundus imaging is essential in the diagnosis and monitoring of various ophthalmic diseases. A major advantage is that the doctor can share these images with specialists at other locations and/or times, they can also magnify areas of interest that cannot be easily seen with a handheld ophthalmoscope.

EvokeDx® VEP

EvokeDx

Visual Evoked Potentials – Clinical Benefits Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) provide objective, quantitative information about the functional integrity of discreet visual pathways in a noninvasive manner. This is new information that is complementary to the structural analysis obtained from technologies such as OCT and Fundus photography and augments subjective information from standard visual acuity and perimetry. Electroretinograms (ERGs) reflect the integrity of the optics, photoreceptors, bipolar cells, and retinal ganglion cells.

Clinically, ERGs may be useful when patients have abnormal VEPs to differentiate between retinal dysfunction and dysfunction occurring in the optic nerve, optic radiations, and occipital cortex.

Digital Retinal Imaging

Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm 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.

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.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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 a CT scan of the eye. It works using the light without radiation and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinal disease.

With an OCT scan, 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.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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, 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.

 

Canon Fundus Digital Imaging

cannon_fundus_digital_imageOcular fundus imaging plays a key role in monitoring the health status of the human eye. Currently, a large number of imaging modalities allow the assessment and/or quantification of ocular changes from a healthy status.  Features the latest in Canon retinal imaging technology and enhancements in a compact and light weight design. Fundus imaging is essential in the diagnosis and monitoring of various ophthalmic diseases. A major advantage is that the doctor can share these images with specialists at other locations and/or times, they can also magnify areas of interest that cannot be easily seen with a handheld ophthalmoscope.

 

iVue OCT System

optovue ivue ifusion p4 Optovue Products 032216 2233 1

For more information click on the image.

The iVue OCT System is a powerful clinical tool that transforms the way you assess the retina, optic disc and the cornea. Quantify the thickness of the retina, nerve fiber layer, ganglion cell complex and the cornea. Track change and predict trends in RNFL and GCC thickness and precisely measure angles to aid in disease diagnosis. Streamline your specialty lens fits with a new view of the cornea and precision measurement tools.

Humphrey Field Analyzer – HFA II-i Series

Humphrey Field AnalyzerWe have recently acquired the most technologically advanced field analyzer for glaucoma diagnosis and management. Validated by more than 25 years of research, design and clinical experience, the Humphrey® Field Analyzer (HFA™) is the accepted standard of care in glaucoma diagnosis and management, as well as detecting stroke and brain tumors.

 

 

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.

EvokeDx® VEP

Visual Evoked Potentials

EvokeDx

Clinical Benefits Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) provide objective, quantitative information about the functional integrity of discreet visual pathways in a noninvasive manner. This is new information that is complementary to the structural analysis obtained from technologies such as OCT and Fundus photography, and augments subjective information from standard visual acuity and perimetry. Electroretinograms (ERGs) reflect the integrity of the optics, photoreceptors, bipolar cells and retinal ganglion cells.

Clinically, ERGs may be useful when patients have abnormal VEPs to differentiate between retinal dysfunction and dysfunction occurring in the optic nerve, optic radiations and occipital cortex.

 

 

 

  • Actual medical images of retinas taken by our occular fundus digital camera.
  • It's the new way to get your eyes checked. Clarifye pinpoints your prescription and gives your doctor a new level of specific detail, all digitally. Your eye exam just got easier.

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