Eye Exams in Niles & Much More
What is a comprehensive eye examination? It is more than just checking for glasses and/or contact lenses (although those are part of a comprehensive eye examination). At Milwaukee Avenue Eye Center, our eye doctors are also concerned about the overall health of your eyes and your body. A comprehensive eye examination helps us to monitor these. Our eye doctors examine patients of all ages, from babies to older adults and everyone in between. Depending on a person’s age, medical history, and other risk factors, we may tailor the eye exam tests.
Advanced Technology In Niles
When you visit your eye doctor, you want to know that the optometry office has the best and most advanced technology to diagnose eye disease, and screen for possible vision problems. At Milwaukee Avenue Eye Center we use the most advanced technology in all of our eye exams and eye care services. Read about the different technologies we use during your complete eye exam.
Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye’s refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision.
The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.
Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required