Eye exams are tests that assess your vision. They also check your ability to focus and discern objects. Comprehensive eye exams take it a notch higher and check your eye health. Our team at Houston Dry Eye Clinic makes sure to get the full picture with the various technologies we utilize during your comprehensive eye exam.
These exams assess more than just your visual acuity. They will check for common eye diseases and evaluate the health of the different parts of the eye. As the doctor assesses these, they will also note if your eyes are in alignment and work together.
As the term suggests, it is comprehensive and deals with all aspects of your eye. You will get to know not only about your vision but also if you have any eye diseases. Another benefit is that the eyes also provide insight into your general health. As the doctor assesses them, they can tell whether there is something wrong with the rest of your body.
The eye exam will help you get an early diagnosis and mitigate vision loss. The doctor will develop a treatment plan for any other health problems that may cause complications.
Due to the importance of these exams, there have been quite some advances in technology. Houston Dry Eye Clinic is at the forefront of these cutting-edge advances. They have eye equipment that assesses your eyes in the most accurate and precise way. The office and equipment are also wheelchair accessible.
Here is a look into the cutting-edge eye exam technology that sets Houston Dry Eye Clinic apart.
The clinic uses cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. This enables eye exams that focus not only on the front of your eye but also on the inside and back. The office features the top-of-the-line Optos® Daytona, which provides an ultra-widefield view of the back of your eye. It checks the retina, optical nerve, and other related structures.
A thorough screening of these structures will lead to the early detection of common eye diseases. These diseases include glaucoma and macular degeneration. It will also give insight into the overall health of your body, detecting diseases like diabetes. The device will store your data and allow your doctor to follow up on changes during subsequent visits.
The clinic also features cutting-edge technology for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea. The scout wave topographer maps clearly and displays lower and higher-order aberrations. The doctor can individually distinguish these from the map. It creates a better understanding of issues.
OCT is the latest advancement in imaging technology, and the clinic has the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT. It features spectral domain technology that delivers higher resolution images of the ocular surfaces. It also has advanced optics that aid in examining cataracts without needing to dilate your pupils.
Part of Houston Dry Eye Clinic’s cutting-edge visual equipment is the iZon®. Research shows that iZon lenses improve nighttime driving vision. They reduce glare and provide a better definition. During tests, iZon wearers could react and recognize a hazard 25 feet sooner than conventional lens wearers. The lenses are clear, sharp, and vivid.
The clinic also has other modern equipment that aids in diagnosing dry eye and other conditions.
For more information on eye exam technology, visit the Houston Dry Eye Clinic at our office in Houston, Texas. You can call (713) 664-4760 today to schedule an appointment.