Why choose Spectrum Family Eye Care
Over the past decade Spectrum Family Eye Care has developed a strong reputation for delivering an exceptional patient experience. By consistently providing quality eye care and excellent customer service, our patients have come to expect only the very best, and we are thrilled to provide it!
Spectrum have always realized the importance of staying current with the latest technology in the industry, so that our patients receive the very best eye care available. Below you will find a brief description of our diagnostic equipment that is regularly used during the eye health examination. These devices elevate our standard of care, and they take the term “early detection” to another level. They are used in the diagnosis and management of a wide number of eye conditions affecting the front and back of the eye, and they play a critical role in the fitting of specialty contact lenses.
Our Commitment to Technology
Ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging enables our doctors to diagnose and manage conditions of the retina (the back of the eye), including the difficult to see, peripheral retina. Retinal conditions which can sometimes go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment, are now more easily detected. Our UWF, high-resolution retinal imaging device can image more than 80% (or 200˚) of the retina in a single capture. It is also used in the diagnosis and management of many eye conditions including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and certain types of cancer.
Our Maestro System delivers a new standard of clinical utility by combining a high resolution color retinal camera with the latest in ultrasound technology (OCT) for imaging the deeper layers of your eye (cornea and retina). There are no X-rays or other harmful radiation used in this process, only common light rays, the same as you would find outside. In a split second, 50,000 scans of your eye are taken, providing detailed measurements and topographical maps of the optic nerve, retina(back of eye) and cornea(front of the eye). This test in used in the diagnosis and management of many retinal and corneal conditions, as well as in the fitting process for specialty contact lenses.
Medmont E300, Corneal Topographer
The Medmont topographer is the industry gold standard for myopia control management and the fitting of rigid gas permeable contact lenses. It maps the largest corneal area of any “ring” topographer in its class. The cornea is the clear “window” on the front of the eye and the Medmont topographer is used to map the surface curvature or “lay of the land” of the cornea. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye’s total focusing power, corneal topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision and overall corneal health. This device is used frequently by our doctors for managing our myopia control patients, as well as in the fitting of scleral and corneal, gas permeable lenses. If we suspect a patient may have a corneal problem like keratoconus, the Medmont topographer is an invaluable tool in confirming the diagnosis.
Cirrus 4000 HD-OCT
This instrument is used in conjunction with the above tools to examine the back and front surfaces of the eye in extremely fine detail. The Cirrus 4000 is very effective in tracking conditions like gllaucoma over time. Along with the other tools, it ensures that even the smallest changes in conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration are detected and then managed appropriately. This device also aids the doctor in fitting custom scleral contact lenses for patients with corneal abnormalities. Specifically, allows your doctor to visualize the “landing” of the scleral lens on the white part of your eye (the sclera), to ensure your are getting the healthiest and most comfortable scleral lens fitting possible.
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer (HVA)
The field analyzer is used in the diagnosis and management of many neurological conditions including glaucoma, stroke and intracranial tumors. The field test can take up to ten minutes to complete and the results of the analyzer will let the doctor know the type of visual field defect. The HVA is a valuable tool that provides information regarding the location of any disease processes or lesion(s) throughout the visual pathway. This information aids in the diagnosis of the condition that is affecting the vision. These results are stored in your medical file and used for future monitoring and management of the visual problem.