OCT Scanning is the most sophisticated tool available for assessing eye health and managing eye conditions including macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Lamas and Brown are proud to be the first Optometrists in the area to offer this advanced procedure.
Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT as it is more commonly known is a sophisticated scanning system that produces highly detailed images of the back and front of the eye. It is often likened to a MRI or X-ray of the eye.
This advanced instrument enables us at Lamas and Brown Optometrists to accurately detect, monitor and control changes to the retina. This procedure is currently the only one that shows in-depth images of the eyes internal structures and the anterior chamber. Other procedures only show the surface of these structures.
An OCT scan can detect the early signs of macular degeneration, glaucoma, detached retinas and other eye disorders. This procedure only takes minutes and the equipment never touches the eye, so there is no discomfort. Medicare does not currently cover retinal scanning. The additional fee will be discussed with you beforehand.
Retinal Scans Example
Retinal imaging is a recent technological advancement in eyecare. At Lamas and Brown Optometrists they are able to capture a digital image of the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve located at the back of your eyes. This aids in the early detection and management of diseases that can affect both your eyes and overall health. This includes glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, tumours, injuries and hypertension. With retinal imaging technology, the most subtle changes to the structures at the back of your eyes can be detected. It also provides a basis for future comparisons
The process is a simple, painless test that takes a few minutes to complete. The digital images are displayed instantly on our computer screens for discussion with you on the health of your eyes. These are then stored electronically for future comparison.
Retinal imaging is recommended at least every two years as part of your regular eye test. Medicare does not currently cover retinal imaging.
The additional fee will be discussed with you beforehand. The images below show Temporal, Central, Nasal and 20 Degree Angle.
A corneal topographer is used to accurately map the shape of the front surface of the eye. It is used to diagnose various eye conditions such as astigmatism, keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and other corneal distortions. Advanced rigid contact lenses can then be designed from the information derived from the topographer. It is also used to monitor for progression in keratoconus.
Peripheral vision in humans is used to detect movement, find objects and see incoming threats. Sometimes diseases such as glaucoma, strokes, brain tumours, eye tumours, or genetic disorders can affect your peripheral vision. At Lamas and Brown Optometrists we are able to test this with an Automated visual field machine. This is an advanced computerized examination that is designed to find how well your peripheral vision is functioning. Normal tests such as reading an eye chart show how well your visual system is working in the central area but provide little information about your side vision.
A visual field examination is designed to test both your central vision and your peripheral vision by measuring how sensitive your eye is to light in various positions. With this we are able to detect many diseases and neurological problems before they cause problems for patient. This test normally takes about 20 minutes.