Visual field analyzers are great tools that have become the standard of care for diagnosis and management of eye diseases that result in visual field loss. A visual field analyzer is essential in the diagnosis of glaucoma, and is used extensively to monitor other diseases of the optic nerve, retina and visual pathways. Visual field analyzers can even be used to detect life-threatening conditions such as brain tumors!
An FDT perimeter is a visual field screening tool that helps to quickly and effectively find possible eye disease related problems. Testing with the perimeter takes seconds and can prove to be vital for patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye disease related conditions.
An OCT is a tool that can be used to show the individual nerve fiber layers composing the eye. It gives your eye doctor the ability to do a non-invasive cross-sectional analysis of your eye. OCTs can be used to measure glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinopathy and macular holes. Your eye doctor can use the high-definition scans to better explain your vision and any problems you may be experiencing.
 
Scanning laser polarimetry is the use of polarised light to measure the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer as part of a glaucoma workup

The MacuScope™ is technology that enables you to identify which patients are at risk for Macular Degeneration at the point-of-care. It measures Macular Protective Pigment Density (MPPD) — low MPPD is a major, modifiable risk factor for Macular Degeneration.

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Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for people over the age of 50 in the Western world. Currently affecting more than 30 million people worldwide, it is expected that this number will triple in the next 20 years. Macular Protective Pigment can protect patients from Macular Degeneration. It is the layer of carotenoids that filters out damaging blue light and neutralizes harmful free radicals. Early detection and monitoring of MPPD, prior to symptoms occurring, is critical to preserving your vision.

 
 A tonometry test measures the pressure inside your eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP). This test is used to check for glaucoma, an eye disease that can cause blindness by damaging the nerve in the back of the eye (optic nerve). Damage to the optic nerve may be caused by a buildup of fluid that does not drain properly out of the eye. 
 
A fundus camera is a special camera system that can be used to photograph the microscopic inside of your eye. Taking yearly photographs of your eyes, particularly in diseased eyes, can help precisely pinpoint progression or changes that take place from exam to exam. These photographs are great tools in treating diseases such as diabetes and macular degeneration.
A B-scan is a tool that produces a 2-dimensional, cross-section of the eye and orbit. It can be very helpful in the assessment and treatment of many ocular and orbital disorders.
A corneal topographer can be used to produce a topographical map of the front surface of the eye. It is vital for properly selecting and fitting contact lenses and for anyone who is considering any type of eye surgery involving the cornea. A corneal topographical map can also help your eye doctor more precisely understand your vision problems and prescribe more accurate treatment.
A pachymeter is a device that is used to measure the thickness of the cornea in micrometers. Pachymetry is a vital measurement for patients who undergo eye surgeries such as LASIK. It is also extremely helpful for patients suffering from keratoconus.
A-scan ultrasounds are used primarily to determine the length of your eye. A-scans are an essential tool used to measure cataract patients to determine the implant lens that will be used in their eye during surgery. A-scans can also be used to detect and quantify masses in the eye.
The Optomap is a retinal image-capturing tool that can be used to obtain an ultra-widefield view of your retina.
Shanks Family Eye Care is completely electronic when it comes to medical records! The United States government requires that all physicians use electronic medical records by the year 2014. Shanks Family Eye Carer has embraced the technology and is proud to offer you the new standard in medical record keeping. Electronic medical records make it possible for physicians in many disciplines to communicate and collaborate on your healthcare issues, and many common transcription errors can now be avoided with electronic records.