At Eyecare Greengate we use cutting edge technology to identify, diagnose, and treat your conditions. Some new technology we are proud to offer below.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Eyecare Greengate is proud to offer Optical Coherance Tomography (OCT). OCT is used to image a precise area of the retina. OCT allows us to verify the health of your eyes by checking for certain abnormalities in the retinal structures, helping us diagnose conditions such as; macular holes, macular swelling and glaucoma. OCT also allows us to monitor age-related macular degeneration and track how well you are responding to treatment. An OCT scan uses light beams, which are focused onto the back of the eye in order to produce detailed images of the inside of the eye. This test takes just a few minutes and you may need drops to dilate your pupils prior to testing.
Eyecare Greengate is the first practice in the Greensburg area to utilize the Visioffice system. Patented by Essilor, the leading lens manufacturer in the world, this revolutionary, state-of-the-art equipment provides eyecare professionals with a fast and accurate way to calculate measurements, ensuring you get the best fit possible with the most advanced lenses available. Visioffice is the first and only system that measures not just the physical contours of your eye – it also calculates how your eyes move. Taking into account your specific eye movements makes it possible to craft lenses that give you the most precise vision possible, no matter where you look through the lens.
Humphrey Visual Field
Developed by Carl Zeiss Meditec, Humphrey Visual Field (HVF) is revolutionizing the optical industry. HVF will depict a patient’s complete field of vision by drawing a “map” of it through the use of a simple process whereby a moving light or shape is projected in front of a patient and the patient is asked to indicate when it moves out of their peripheral vision. Your doctor may ask you to repeat the test in order to ensure the results are the same. In the case of glaucoma patients, this test is done once or twice a year to check for changes in vision. HVF are painless and quick – in most cases the test only takes three or four minutes.
Corneal Refractive Therapy
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT®) is a non-surgical process that gently reshapes your cornea while you sleep with the use of specially designed, gas-permeable contact lenses. CRT gives you clear vision during the day without the use of glasses or contact lenses. Because you wear CRT lenses only while you sleep, this option may actually be healthier for your eyes because it reduces lens wear time for most people. CRT changes are temporary; if you stop using the CRT night lenses, your vision will return to its original state in a day or two. If you have a low to moderate nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism, you might be a candidate for CRT. Ask our doctors here at Eyecare Greengate if you are a candidate for this exciting option!
Your cornea is responsible for nearly 70% of your eye’s refractive power and therefore an important element in determining the quality of your vision. The Corneal Topography procedure available at Eyecare Greengate is non-invasive and used to map the curved surface of the cornea. During the test you will be seated facing an illuminated pattern, which will be reflected on your cornea and will then reflect the back into a digital camera. The result of this technique is a three-dimensional map, which your doctor can examine in order to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, plan for refractive (LASIK) surgery and help assist in fitting you with contact lenses.
Digital Retinal Photography
Digital Retinal Photography is the process by which a specialized low power microscope fitted with a digital camera takes a picture of your eye in order for your doctor to evaluate it for problems such as; diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, hypertensive retinopathy and holes in the retina. Digital Retinal Photography, a non-invasive and painless process, is used to keep tabs on the health of your optic nerve, macula and the blood vessels of the retina. These pictures will become part of your patient record at Eyecare Greengate so that we can detect changes to these structures from year to year. Regular performance of Digital Retinal Photography is paramount to detecting problems early. At Eyecare Greengate, we believe early detection can make a huge difference in the treatment of your eye condition.
Anterior Segment Photography
Anterior Segment Photography involves the recording of the anterior structure of the eye, which includes the cornea, iris, ciliary body and lens. Eyecare Greengate completes this test to help document problems such as; cataracts, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers or swelling. During this process a high-intensity light source, called a slit lamp, is used in conjunction with a biomicroscope for your doctor to fully examine the anterior segment.