We have recently upgraded one of our exam rooms to include the Reliance 7800 Ophthalmic Stand. This stand doesn't look like much, but it provides our patients with disabilities a much more friendly visit. No longer must they get in and out of their wheelchair in order to have an eye exam. In this room, we can simply push back the normal exam chair and place the wheelchair under the exam equipment.
Visuref 100 - Auto Refractors
These autorefractors provide quick, computerized measurements of the shape of your eye, providing the doctor with your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Even though we do not sell glasses or contacts in our office, it is important that the doctor have these measurments for other purposes.
These small machines tell us everything we need to know about the glasses you are currently wearing. They take measurements of all areas of the lens in your glasses, including your prescription for distance, reading, and intermediate.
Humphrey Field Analyzer 3
We have two of these Visual Field machines, both made by Zeiss. They use a series of flashing lights to create a "map" of your field of vision. This helps the doctor to see which areas, both central and peripheral, of your vision may be affected.
Nidek Non-Contact Tonometers
Of all of the machines and tests in our office, the tonometers are the most feared, as they are the dreaded "air-puff test." This is the testing machine that measures intraocular pressure; and is very important because one cannot see or feel glaucoma in it's early stages. However, our Nidek non-contact tonometers provide a lighter "puff" of air, which is much more comfortable for the patient.
Zeiss Visucam Pro 224
We also have two of these special cameras, which take pictures of the back of your eye. This is very important machine because it provides the doctor with valuable information about your retina, macula and optic nerve. These new fundus cameras with a 24-megapixel sensors produce brilliant, detail-rich images to effectively aid in diagnosing and monitoring a broad range of eye diseases – from glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy to dry AMD.
Zeiss CIRRUS-HD OCT 5000
This high definition Optical Coherence Test is a non-invasive test that takes specialized cross-section pictures of the back of your eye, using light waves, without ever touching the eye. It is a very important tool in the early detection of glaucoma, retinal problems, AMD and diabetic eye problems.
IOL Master 700
The IOL Master takes several different measurements, all with the same goal - determining the absolute best fit for your new intraocular lens implant (IOL) when you choose to have cataract surgery.
Haag-Streit Lenstar Optical Biometer
Our Lenstar Optical Biometer, made by Haag-Streit, measures axial length, keratometry, white-to-white, pachymetry, lens thickness, anterior chamber depth, pupillometry, and eccentricity of the visual axis. For our patients, this is a great thing, because more measurements equals better and more true results! This is especially true for those patients selecting a premium IOL implant.
We have two Zeiss Lumera microscopes - one in each of our operating rooms. These microscopes allow the surgeon the best visualization while he performs cataract surgery. They are extremely important tools, used in conjunction with our Centurion Systems.
Centurion Vision Systems
We also have two of these machines, one for each operating room. The Centurion Systems are used by the surgeon to remove the cataract from the eye. They are stars at our center - cutting-edge technology in the world of cataract surgery, resulting in the best outcome possible for you! You will not find this machine everywhere, only a select few surgical facilities in the state of Michigan have made the investment in this fine machine.
Visulas YAG III - Laser
This is the machine that the doctor uses to perform YAG laser surgery. It is used for both capsulotomy and iridotomy procedures, usually performed the same day the patient is diagnosed in our office.