Kleinburg Vision Centre uses the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
The optical coherence tomography, OCT, is a non-invasive test that uses light waves to look at the different layers of your optic nerve and macula (i.e. retinal tissue). These areas, the macula and optic nerve, are the two most important structures that control our visual function. The macula’s function is to provide us with central vision such as the ability to drive, read, work etc. The optic nerve’s function is to provide us with peripheral vision which we use to see things around us. The OCT image allow the doctors to assess and detect early signs of eye disease that cause vision loss like Glaucoma, Macular degeneration and many others. This technology was primarily used by eye specialist, Ophthalmologist, to detect eye disease but we now know its’ important for all eye doctors to use this technology to better assess the health of a patient’s eye. The OCT gives detailed insight into the structure of the eye like no other machine in the industry.
Visual Field Test
The visual field test helps us to assess the peripheral vision of a patient’s eyes. It uses light stimuli to detect if a patient can identify stimuli of varying intensity in the periphery. This test can help us detect conditions that damage the optic nerve of the eye. It can also help detect any dangerous conditions earlier so to prevent further vision loss. We can use the visual field test to screen for conditions like Glaucoma and other neurological diseases that affect the brain. This test may also be required by the ministry of transportation to issue certain driver’s licences.
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Digital Retinal Imaging Technology
We use the latest technology to take an image of the back of the eye, this gives your optometrist a permanent record and state of the back of your eye when the image was taken. This is very important in assisting your optometrist to detect and measure an changes to the back of your eye as many eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.