The Optikam Tech is a tool that addresses every facet of the eyewear dispensing process . And Powell River Optometry has it!
Optikam Tech leads the industry in electronic measurement solutions. Optikam Pad is a standalone iPad app that helps in every facet of the eyewear dispensing process — choosing a frame, lens demonstrations, and eyewear measurements using just ONE single image.
Watch how the OptiKam Pad works.
Optos Daytona Optomap
We are proud to introduce the latest cutting edge technology in retinal imaging, the Optos Daytona Optomap.
Daytona retinal scan technology is now available at Powell River Optometry the Optos Daytona Optomap allows your eye doctor to see retinal, optic nerve and cornea structures not visible through regular exam methods by using light to provide a high resolution scan meant to pick up early signs of structural change or disease.
Your eye doctor will be able to see even the smallest changes in the retina and optic nerve with greater accuracy, and much higher definition, making early and accurate detection of common sight threatening eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, easier than ever before.
Powell River Optometry now has the iVue OCT! The iVue System is a powerful clinical tool that changes the way you analyze the retina, optic disc and the cornea. It measures the thickness of the retina, nerve fiber layer, ganglion cell complex and the cornea. It is also able to track changes and predict trends in RNFL and GCC thickness and measure angles with precision to help in disease diagnosis. And lastly, it simplified your specialty lens fits with a new view of the cornea and precision measurement tools.
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.
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Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient’s ability to understand and follow instructions.
An initial visual field screening can be carried out by the optometrist by asking you to keep your gaze fixed on a central object, covering one eye and having you describe what you see at the periphery of your field of view. For a more comprehensive assessment, special equipment might be used to test your visual field. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. These machines can create a computerized map out your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies.
Powell River Optometry is a full-service eye care provider serving the Powell River, BC and surrounding areas. At Powell River Optometry our dedication to leading edge technology and breakthrough techniques is surpassed only by our commitment to personal quality patient care. Call us to schedule a appointment today!
Powell River Optometry – Located at 106-4801 Joyce Ave, Powell River, BC, V8A 3B7