“The vision care field is changing so rapidly. It is much more technical. I am committed to keeping up with the latest technology so I can provide my patients with clear vision and healthy eyes.” – Dr. Eugene Parker
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 Dr. Parker a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting our Southampton 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 a 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.
Optovue- iVue OCT
We are proud to offer the Optovue- iVue OCT. The iVue is a comprehensive OCT platform that allows us to have retinal, optic nerve and anterior segment imaging capabilities, as well as the exclusive iWellness scan. This quick and easy scan provides an in-depth look at the health of your retina and other portions of the inner eye, which helps us identify signs of disease before they would be noticed on an eye exam which did not include this in-depth eye scan.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures how much ‘side’ vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. 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. Dr. Parker may ask only for a driving license visual field test, which takes 5-10 minutes. If you have just asked for a driving test or the clinic doctor advised you have one, you will be informed of the result by the clinic doctor, in writing, in a few weeks.
Normally the test is carried out by a computerized machine, called a Humphrey. Occasionally the manual test has to be used, a Goldman. For each test, you have to look at a central point then press a buzzer each time you see the light.
Hamptons Eye & Vision is proud to use the Humphrey Field Analyzer 3 (HFA3) from ZEISS, in our optometry office.
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.
We use the Tomey TMS-4 corneal topographer.
- USB connection
- Auto shot function
- Large Patient Database
- Easy Database Operation
- Multi-Language Operation
- Fourier Refractive Analysis
- Quick Data Reference
- Built-in LCD Alignment
- Keratoconus Screening & Other Applications
TMS-4N has the comprehensive software: Single, Dual, Multiple and you can even customize your own map with favorite scale, map type and so on. Fourier Analysis provides you the refractive information with Spherical Equivalent, Regular Astigmatism, Asymmetry, and Higher-order irregularity. Fourier Analysis provides the refractive information with 3mm and 6mm diameter range. The software applications, Klyce Statistics, Keratoconus Screening, Enhanced Height and Height Change Maps are also available.
Other Advanced Technology
- Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
- FDT Visual Field Tester
- Kowa Digital Retinal Photography
- Digital Slit Lamp Photography
- Corneal Pachymeter
- Computerized Auto Refraction
- Corneal Topography
- Automated Glaucoma Tester
- LASIK Co-management
- Computerized Patternless lens edger
Over 50% of all patients suffer from some type of dry eye and blepharitis symptoms. BlephEx® is a new, in-office procedure that allows your doctor to take an active role in treating dry eye and blepharitis. An important step in treating meibomian gland dysfunction is debriding – or removing the excessive buildup of cells, debris and biofilm from the area around the meibomian glands – called Marx’s line. Blephex helps to unblock the glands. The recently introduced BlephEx device is a gentle but extremely effective way of debriding the lid margins. This procedure is typically done every six months.
Marco M3 Autorefractor
The Marco M3 tonometry equipment offers the same space and time-saving features as well as the dependability of the original M3, because it is 3 instruments in one, the only one of its kind. The M3 presents several enhanced features such as a smaller footprint, to save even more space, and new exterior design, but most importantly, the M3 now uses SLD (Super Luminescent Diode) and a highly sensitive CCD device to provide Zonal Ring-Image Technology. This makes it possible to now accurately measure patients with cataracts, corneal opacities, IOLs, and post LASIK.
- Automatic Refraction
- Automatic Keratometry
- Non-Contact Tonometry
- Space Saving
- High-Speed Measurements
- Accurate Data
- EyeTracking System
- Auto Measure
- Adjustable Monitor
- Motorized Chinrest
- Softer Air Puff
Digital Refracting System- Marco TRS 5100
The auto-refractor is a digital refractor that works much the same way as the old fashioned phoropter. The big difference is that, instead of the doctor manually clicking through, asking you to decide for yourself which lens is best (which is especially hard when the lenses are very nearly the same!), the auto-phoropter is controlled electronically and measurements are done digitally. This not only shortens the amount of time it takes to decide which lenses will provide you your best vision correction (super helpful when trying to get your little one to stop squirming and co-operate with the process!), but also ultimately results in a more accurate eyeglass or contact lens prescription.
We are proud to use Marco’s latest generation of electronic refraction technology, the TRS 5100, in our Southampton eye care center.