SPECIAL TESTING MEANS EXTRA SPECIAL EYE CARE

Retinal Digital Imaging

A high-definition digital image of the retinal area helps your eye doctor diagnose and manage eye diseases in the delicate retinal area. Damage to these delicate structures of the retinal area is often the first sign of systemic diseases such as MS, diabetes and more. The retina is the “window to the body” and routine retinal imaging can help your eye doctor monitor the changes in your eye health from year to year.

Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT)

Our Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) uses scanning laser tomography to produce 3-dimensional images, which allow precise measurements of optic nerve head parameters.

This technology is used to differentiate between normal eyes and glaucomatous eyes even before visual field defects are present. It also allows for accurate comparison on follow-up examination.

Our HRT is also able to image retinal changes caused by minor accumulations of fluid. These changes often do not meet the definition of clinically significant macular edema, but may signal future problems. The aging population and rise in obesity are driving increased incidents of both age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. The HRT Retina Module enables a fast, simple method of evaluating macular health.

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Anterior Segment Camera

Our anterior segment camera helps us to document skin types as well as lesions and morphological abnormalities of the skull, eye lids and surrounding areas. We can also use pictures of the head and shoulders, face and eyes to document nerve anomalies.

Visual Field Testing

Visual Field testing can help save vision because it is another test used to diagnose or rule out glaucoma and other neurological disorders that affect vision. This simple, but effective service has saved lives by detecting various medical conditions such as strokes, brain tumors, and other neurological defects.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated. service.

REFRACTIVE SURGERY AND CO-MANAGEMENT

Are you interested in laser refractive surgery? Our doctors will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology.

If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation with a local surgeon to determine suitability for refractive surgery. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your post-operative management will be provided in our office by Dr. Klaus or Dr. Stephenson. This includes multiple visits over a period of time to include medical evaluation and management of your vision and ocular healing.

LOW VISION SERVICES

Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision can also be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.

Dr. Klaus and our staff specialize in low vision services and we are one of the main low vision providers in the region. In many cases, people with impaired vision can be helped by low vision devices, which include high-powered eyeglasses, handheld magnifiers and telescopes, and stand-alone magnifiers. Many of these low vision devices and strategies can help visually-impaired individuals get the most out of their remaining sight.

OCULAR INJURIES AND RED EYES

In addition to the services you already rely on us for, such as routine eye exams, contact lenses, and eyeglasses, Dr. Klaus and Dr. Stephenson also offer thorough treatment and management of many ocular conditions:

  • Evaluation of vision and ocular health
  • Treatment of dry eyes
  • Treatment of “pink eye” and other eye infections
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the eye
  • Treatment of ocular allergies or burns
  • Emergency eye care

This is convenient and cost effective for your whole family and you can be sure you are receiving the proper attention from an eye care specialist.