We Use the Latest Technology for Our Eye Care
At Progressive Eye Care, we utilize the most advanced optometry technology available for each eye test and vision care treatment. Here are some examples of the technology Dr. Broadhead may use when testing your eyes.
optomap™ by Optos - Dilation-Free Retinal Screening
Dilated eye exams have long been the standard of care because eye doctors want a complete view of the retina to make sure eye diseases are detected early, while treatment is most effective. However, we all know that dilation is a nuisance.
While dilation is still necessary for certain symptoms and concerns, we're excited to announce the addition of a new technology that provides the option of a dilation-free retinal exam. Many patients love the optomap because they can not only have a thorough eye exam, but can also get quickly back to their lives without the nuisance of a few hours of blurry vision.
iVue Spectral Domain OCT
Cutting-edge technology on the iVue Spectral Domain OCT gives us a whole new world of diagnostic possibilities. The iVue is a device which uses light to scan the structures of the eye. OCT images look a lot like CT Scans, allowing us to examine the retina, the optic nerve, and the cornea with amazing detail.
OCT images can be used for both earlier detection and better management of glaucoma macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, and other eye diseases. This is the same high-resolution scanning technology used by retina and glaucoma specialists.
Zeiss/Humphrey Matrix Visual Field Analyzer
The Humphrey Matrix represents the latest breakthrough in visual field testing. It is ideal for both early detection and long-term management of glaucoma.
The Matrix uses “frequency doubling technology” to isolate a subset of retinal ganglion cells in the magnocellular (M-cell) pathway. Patterns of flickering black and white bars trigger a reaction in these cells, creating an illusion that twice the number of bars are actually present, hence "frequency doubling." Retinal ganglion cells are sparsely populated so there is less redundancy to mask any cell damage than with other retinal cells. By isolating these cells, Humphrey Matrix detects glaucomatous damage early in the disease process.
The Humphrey Matrix threshold tests present a stimulus to different locations throughout the central 30° radius of the visual field. If the patient detects a target, its contrast is reduced for the next presentation at that location; the contrast is increased when a stimulus is not detected. This process continues until thresholds for stimulus detection are determined. The results are presented in terms of dB for contrast sensitivity at each location tested.
Visual field testing is also important in detecting optic nerve disease as well as strokes or tumors along the visual pathway of the brain.
We include a visual field screening as a routine part of our annual vision and eye health examination.
Topcon NW6S Digital Fundus Camera
A fundus or retinal camera is a specialized low power microscope with an attached camera designed to photograph the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula. These parts of the back of the eye are referred to as the fundus.
A fundus camera provides an upright, magnified digital photograph useful for documenting and following many eye conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, optic nerve disease, and many others.
The digital format allows us in some instances to email a photo to a retina specialist colleague for remote consultation.
Marco OPD II Corneal Topographer & Wavefront Analyzer
The Marco OPD II combines multiple features to make your eye exam quicker while giving the doctor a complete evaluation of your visual system. It performs a highly accurate auto-refraction, measures pupil size, evaluates high-order aberrations, and captures corneal topography in a matter of seconds. The OPD helps us make quicker, more accurate refractions, fit contact lenses, detect and treat corneal conditions such as keratoconus, perform corneal refractive therapy, and prepare patients for LASIK surgery.
The Marco OPD II exam is carried out in seconds and is completely painless. The patient is seated facing a bowl containing an illuminated pattern of concentric rings. The pattern is focused on the anterior surface of the patient's cornea and reflected back to a digital camera at the center of the bowl. The device also scans the eye with a wave of light, measure all aberrations of your visual system. A computer provides the necessary analysis, giving an immense amount of information to your doctor in seconds.
Anterior Segment Photography
By use of a digital camera mounted on a slit lamp biomicroscope, we able to capture images of the face, eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and crystalline lens. This is important for documenting and following the progression of such things as corneal ulcers, large abrasions, healing after removal of corneal foreign bodies, and more.
Anterior segment photography offers us a valuable way to educate patients about their condition and to encourage compliance to contact lens wear and care recommendations. In the past, we had to try our best to explain what was happening. Now we can show you.
In-office “3D” Lens Edger
In 2010 we installed a Santinelli 3D LE-7070 patternless lens edger. This is an amazing device that uses a 3D tracer to measure frame dimensions and then uses that data to edge your lenses to fit your frame precisely. Having this technology on site allows us to achieve quicker turn-around times and better quality control when producing eyeglasses.
Satisloh Free-Form Generator
In partnership with other quality-minded independent Utah eye care professionals, at our shared doctor-owned lab we now have direct access to the latest generation of “free-form” or digitally finished progressive lenses—uniquely customized to each individual. For a complete description of free-form technology, please see the "Our Products" page. In short, this is the most sophisticated lens manufacturing equipment currently available. We are very excited that we will be able to offer the very top of the line progressives to our patients while keeping prices the same or better than we could with yesterday’s technology.
Did you hate the “eye puff test” at their last eye doctor’s office? We’re pleased to announce that we have acquired the I-Care Tonometer. It is a wonderful device that accurately measures intraocular eye pressure without the need for eye puffs or numbing drops. It’s quick and easy, even for little children. It’s so quick that the only sensation patients have is a slight tickle, if anything.
We are really excited about all the ways technology is improving the care we provide at Progressive Eye Care.
At Progressive Eye Care, we utilize the most advanced technology available for the care of your eyes and vision. Here are some examples of the technology Dr. Broadhead may use when testing your eyes.
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