Cutting Edge Technology
Diagnostic Testing & Specialty Medical Treatment
At Precision Family Eye Care, we believe that if you aren’t integrating cutting edge technology then you’re falling behind. That’s why we have incorporated the most current, up to date diagnostic instrumentation and utilize only the highest quality materials and contact lenses. This assures that you will be receiving the very best treatment for the very best outcome.
No More Air Puff!
Everyone is familiar with the dreaded “air puff” at the eye doctor. This is an important and necessary test that measures the pressure inside the eye, letting us know if you may be at risk for glaucoma. Although necessary, we are aware that this is a very uncomfortable and stressful test for our patients, and that’s why we have incorporated the ICare Tonometer into our exam routine.
This hand held device can quickly and far more accurately measure the pressure in your eyes without the use of an air puff or eye drops. This instrument uses rebound technology as a tiny probe makes momentary contact with the front of eye to take a pressure reading in a fashion that is barely perceivable. We’ve tried it on ourselves and were amazed by the difference. You won’t feel a thing!
Medmont E300 Corneal Topographer
Mapping the Surface of Your Eye
Corneal Topography, also known as videokeratography, is a simple, non-invasive procedure to digitally map out the curvature of the the front surface of the eye (cornea and sclera). The three dimensional map obtained with topography is critical for diagnosing many corneal diseases like keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and ectasia after refractive surgery (RK and LASIK). Videokeratography data also allows insitu imaging of the tear film to diagnose dry eye and quantify improvements in tear quality after dry eye treatment. In addition to diagnosis of corneal disease and dry eye, topography is essential to the fitting of contact lenses. Topography is an integral part of every contact lens fitting evaluation. Having the corneal curvature allows your doctor to pick a contact lens that will properly fit your eye.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
A Non-Invasive MRI For Your Eye
The OCT is a versatile instrument that provides our doctors with a cross sectional image of various structures in your eye to better detect eye disease (sample images). Very similar to an MRI for your eye, but this testing is painless, requires no eye drops and takes only a couple seconds. The retina is only the thickness of three human hairs, and even our powerful microscopes only let us see so much. This new technology revolutionized the way our doctors manage and treat retinal disease and is commonly used for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma as well as other retinal disorders such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinal disease, along with many other conditions. With this information, our doctors will be able to detect certain diseases sooner as well as detect even the most minor progression of existing diseases, leading to better management decisions and better outcomes.
The old adage: “A picture is worth a thousand words” has never been truer than when used in the context of retinal photography. When a patient has a condition in their retina such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, words in a chart or drawings on a piece of paper makes it very difficult to track small changes that occur over time with these conditions. When a high resolution photograph is available for reference, subtle changes can be monitored for better outcomes. Retinal photography is important in the evaluation and management of various retinal disorders including, but not limited to: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, monitoring freckles inside the eye aka choroidal nevus, optic nerve disorders such as glaucoma, and other retinal diseases/defects. With the ability to capture a high resolution photograph of retinal pathology, our doctors will be able to monitor conditions with more precision and our patients will be able to visualize their conditions, empowering them with knowledge through education.
Visual Field Examination
Computerized Visual Field Examinations
Computerized visual field examinations are usually performed when a patient has a condition that may affect either their central or peripheral vision. Most commonly, this examination is performed on patients who are suspected of having an optic nerve disorder such as glaucoma, a neurological disease that may affect the visual pathway in the brain, or with certain medications that can affect vision. Precision Family Eye Care has incorporated the Octupus 300 visual field analyzer, equipped with the newest and most up to date visual field tracking software available. The combination of this instrument and software allows us to be confident in tracking and managing conditions that can cause a loss of vision over time through neurological damage.
Contact Lenses Technology
Excellent Vision, Superior Comfort
We believe that successful contact lens wear is a result of two things: Excellent vision and superior comfort. That’s why we only offer the newest contact lenses with our contact lens evaluations to ensure the most advanced optics and healthiest materials.
Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, wear bifocals, or have astigmatism; we will work diligently to find the right contact lens for you.
We are so confident that you will pleased by the results that if you are not completely satisfied with the contact lenses you purchase at Precision Family Eye Care we will buy them back, no questions asked!
Spectacle Lens Technology
Solutions Based On Your Specific Needs
All glasses lenses are not created equal and certain patients’ needs and prescriptions require specific types of lenses fit in precisely the right place to provide excellent vision. In fact, it is a combination of the precision of the glasses prescription as well as the correct lens technology that provides excellent and comfortable vision. That’s why we offer only the most technologically advanced lens materials, coatings, and designs available.
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Demystifying Lens Options
Let’s be honest, if you wear glasses we know this scenario has happened to you before…
You came in to get your eyes examined with the mindset of getting a great pair of brand new glasses. After trying on a dozen different pairs of frames you finally find that perfect one and with a sigh of relief you relax as the hard part is now over… or is it?
Then, as you begin working with a staff member to complete the purchase, you are suddenly being overwhelmed with jargon, lens options, and foreign sounding words. Terms like anti-reflective coating, high index, digital lenses, Transitions®, progressive addition lenses, trifocals, and segment heights flood your mind and before you know it, what should be an exciting and empowering experience has turned into confusion, uncertainty, and second guessing. In the industry we have seen this happen all too often, but at Precision Family Eye Care we want to return this process to the rewarding and exciting experience it should be by addressing and explaining all the options available to patients upfront.
This section will outline all of the eyeglass lens options currently available along with additional links and our recommendations. It is our hope, that as a more informed and savvy consumer, the next time you go to get that perfect pair of new glasses, you will have a more perfect experience as well.
Lens Options for Materials
For many, many years glass lenses where very common and popular due to a natural resistance to scratches as well as a lack of any good alternatives. Thankfully that has changed. The main downside to glass lenses is that they are, well…glass. Having glass break or shatter so near the eye from a flying rock or an unexpected tumble can lead to a truly dangerous and vision threatening situation and with better alternatives available, glass lenses are very rarely used in today’s glasses market.
Bifocal Lens Options
At Precision Family Eye Care, we know that the “Infamous B-word” is not something patients like to hear or talk about. But as our eyes naturally age and the lenses of our eyes start to falter (Presbyopia), the bifocal can be a tremendous improvement in comfort and ease over multiple pairs of glasses or always searching for those elusive reading glasses. In this section we will seek to demystify the Bifocal, how it works, what it’s like to wear one, the newest technology, and which type of bifocal will work best for you.
Lens Coatings and Tints
Whatever your daily uses are for your lenses, there are ways to protect and enhance your wearing experience. From Antireflective and Scratch-Resistance to UV Coating, Photochromic, Solid or Polarized - we can discuss your needs explain what they do, how they work, how they’re made, and the benefits and drawbacks to each.
Dry Eye Treatment
If you currently just “put up” with the symptoms of dry eye, you are not alone and do not need to suffer. Dry eye affects over 25 million Americans and is the leading culprit for ocular comfort issues as well as patients giving up on contact lens wear. At Precision Family Eye Care, we take dry eyes very seriously and work to provide our patients the best options available to combat this often debilitating condition. One important weapon in our armamentarium is punctal occlusion. As explained in our section on Dry Eye Syndrome, tears that are made eventually drain through two small ducts to the nose and throat. Inserting a small, removable silicon plug into these drainage ducts can greatly improve patient’s symptoms by allowing them to retain their own tears longer and helps with the success of other prescription medications and artificial tears. These plugs are put in place with the use of a microscope in a completely painless procedure that takes seconds.
At Precision Family Eye Care, we are proud to offer Parasol® Punctal Plugs to our patients. These plugs are removable, easily tolerated, and have a retention rate of 92%!