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It’s Not Just Any Eyecare…

We have the absolute latest in technology. Listed below are just some of the instruments we can use to better detect eye health issues or vision problems.

Heidelburg Engeneering Spectralis OCT

Heidelberg SPECTRALIS HRA + OCT

This amazing technology works like an MRI but only take about 15 seconds. It scans the retina at 40,000 scans per second, creating highly detailed images of the structure of the retina. Our system allows multiple tests to be performed at the same sitting, saving patient’s time and allowing the specialist to diagnose and treat complex problems immediately.

Utilizing TruTrack™ image alignment software, the SPECTRALIS® is able to continuously monitor the position of the eye, allowing us to obtain a perfect image of the retina, even if the patient moves their eyes during the test. The warp-speed of the spectral-domain OCT also helps eliminate any artifacts and results in images of an exceptional quality. This technology takes imaging to a whole new level.

Precise diagnosis and proper treatment of retinal and macular diseases require the use of advanced technologies which allow us to see structural and functional changes in the back of the eye.

The Heidelberg SPECTRALIS HRA + OCT is state-of-the-art technology that combines multiple new imaging techniques that allow us to provide the most advanced care.

Automated Refractor

An automated refractor, or autorefractor, is a computer-controlled machine used during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it enters a person’s eye.

The automated refraction technique is quick, simple and painless. The patient takes a seat and places their chin on a rest. One eye at a time, they look into the machine at a picture inside. The picture moves in and out of focus and the machine takes readings to determine when the image is on the retina. Several readings are taken which the machine averages to form a prescription. No feedback is required from the patient during this process.

Within seconds an approximate measurement of a person’s prescription can be made by the machine and printed out. In some offices this is used to provide the starting point for the optometrist in subjective refraction tests. Here, lenses are switched in and out of a phoropter and the patient is asked “which looks better” while looking at a chart. This feedback refines the prescription to one which provides the patient with the best vision.

Optomap Retinal Exam

Advanced Eyecare offers 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.

The optomap® Retinal Exam provides us a more complete view of your retina than we can get with any other means. It 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 then shown on a computer screen so Dr Wilkinson can review it with you.

VISION SOURCE OF HOT SPRINGS STAFF EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

In recognition of professional excellence, the American Optometric Association’s Commission on Paraoptometric Certification announces that Paula Morrow, and Denise Burtzlaff have successfully completed the second level of AOA’s national paraoptometric certification program and have earned the title of Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA). The staff now joins the growing ranks of more than 6000 certified paraoptometrics in the nation. They have proven the level of required knowledge of optometric practice in areas of practice management, anatomy of the eye, eye examinations, refractive status, ophthalmic prescription, ophthalmic lenses, ophthalmic dispensing, contact lenses, eye disorders and terminology.

All those that pass the CPOA certification exam have also met the requirements of work and school experience and are required to attain continuing professional development to maintain their certification. AOA’s CPC program is the only professional certification for paraoptometrics that is recognized worldwide. The CPC exams are offered four times per year in February, April, August and December at 24 regional sites and at various state/regional meetings throughout the U.S. The American Optometric Association is the acknowledeged leader and recognized authority for primary eye and vision care in the world. AOA’s mission is to advance the profession of optometry and serve optometrists in meeting the eye care needs of the public by centering on improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care. Optometrists and other professionals look to AOA for professional standards, research and education leadership, which serve to enhance and ensure competent, quality patient care.