Technology Integrated Practice
At our office we incorporate computerized technology to assist in the evaluation of spectacle prescriptions, peripheral vision, eye health and measurements in the optical dispensary. Computerized examination instruments are used to supplement rather than replace personalized care. With our computerized technology including our electronic medical records (EMR) software, we have been able to increase the time spent with Dr. Saeed thereby enabling us to perform a more thorough examination with more time for explanation of your results and recommendations to enhance your vision.
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 Fort Wayne 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
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
Visual Field Testing
We use the Humphrey Matrix for visual field testing. The instrument has proven performance in detecting early visual field loss, especially in glaucoma. The Matrix is also used in monitoring the visual field over time when someone is diagnosed with glaucoma or suspected of having glaucoma.
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 our optometrist in Fort Wayne, IN 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.
OPTOS Retinal Exam
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Optimal Sight offers the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides Dr. Saeed with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
An optomap® Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Please schedule your optomap® Retinal Exam today!
For more information on the optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website.
The Zeiss i.Profiler Plus is the newest computerized technology at Optimal Sight. The i.Profiler is one of the data-gathering tests that the staff perform before you are examined by Dr. Saeed. The i.Profiler provides us with information about your spectacle prescription and the curvature of the cornea (front of the eye) which is needed for contact lens fittings. The real value of the i.Profiler is the ability to measure higher-order aberrations that degrade the vision quality. Higher-order aberrations are more subtle focusing errors that may affect visual quality, particularly when your pupils are large as when driving at night.
Eye doctors have been able to measure lower-order aberations for years. Traditional methods of refraction measure whether you are near-sighted or far-sighted and whether or not you have astigmatism. Until recently higher-order aberrations were only measured in laboratory settings. The 1500 data points measured by the i.Profiler allow the traditional spectacle prescription to be fine-tuned to minimize the effects of higher-order aberrations on vision quality. A traditional prescription is accurate to 0.25 diopters while your i.Scriptions is accurate to 0.01 diopter. The i.Scriptions allows the best possible image clarity and perception of contrasts in all visual situations. The i.Scriptions lenses enhance the overall visual performance including visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and depth perception, especially in low light conditions. The i.Scriptions data is transmitted to a Zeiss spectacle lens laboratory where your customized lenses are manufactured. Your i.Scriptions can only be customized using high qualtiy Zeiss ophthalmic spectacle lenses.
After we have helped you select the perfect spectacle frame and make decisions as to which spectacle lenses are most appropriate for your prescription, it is critical to take accurate measurements to allow the laboratory to manufacture your new lenses to our exacting specifications. To provide the highest level of fitting and measurement precsion, we utlilize the i.Terminal by Zeiss. This computerized measurement system provides superior fitting accuracy for optimum progressive lens performance. The i.Terminal, in conjunction with the i.Scriptions prescription from the i.Profiler, allows advanced progressive lens customization using free-form technology.
In addition to allowing us to provide precise measurements for the laboratory, the i.Terminal allows you to see yourself in frame options before making your final decision. If you have a high prescription and have difficulty selecting a new spectacle frame because you cannot see what you are trying on without your glasses, we can photograph you in your frame options. This allows you to put your glasses back on to view the new frames head-on, from the side to see the temple detail and even in split screen so that you may see how you look in up to four frames at once. We want you to be confident that you have chosen the perfect frame for your face, your coloring, your personal style and your lifefstyle.
Dr. Saeed and her optician will recommend lens products to further customize your spectacles. With the i.Terminal we can demonstrate lens features that have been chosen for you. We can demonstrate how anti-glare coating, polarization or other features may enhance your vision and your appearance.