At Carolinas Vision Group, we pride ourselves in combining our doctors’ expertise and care with the latest technology advancements and products to provide the highest quality care and patient satisfaction. We are dedicated to impressing our patients with a comfortable, yet thorough exam experience while offering top-of-the-line, cutting edge ophthalmic vision products. The following are just a few of the unique products and services Carolinas Vision Group offers:
Powerful Tools for Glaucoma
We employ a suite of leading technology equipment to detect early signs of glaucoma and to aid in monitoring progress with glaucoma treatment. These include the Optos, Optovue OCT, Humphreys Matrix, and FDT Visual Fields. Learn more about each of these below.
Optomap Retinal Imaging System
Retinal images courtesy of Optos®
The optomap® retinal image gives our eye doctors a much larger view (200 degrees) of the back of your eye than conventional eye exam equipment. These images of your retina can be taken without dilating your pupils – a very common procedure which is uncomfortable and inconvenient for many people.
The optomap® image is captured in less than a second and is immediately available for doctor and patient to review. This means no pupil dialation, faster exams, and our doctors can review it quickly and if necessary, refer you to a retinal specialist. Using the internet, the image can be sent anywhere in the world for a specialist to review.
Each optomap® image is as individual as fingerprints or DNA and can provide eye care professionals with a unique view of your health very quickly and comfortably. Some of the advantages of using the optomap system are
- An ultra-widefield view of your retina
- Comfortable and quick image capture
- Helps you understand your eye health
- Provides permanent records for future comparison
- Does not require pupil dilation (however, this is a decision to dilate or not is a medical decision to be made by your health care professional)
- You can resume normal activities immediately
FDT Visual Field Analyzer
The FDT Visual Field Analyzer is ideal for documenting visual field defects. It can quantify the sensitivity of a patient’s vision centrally and peripherally. This is a particularly useful tool in the detection and documentation of vision loss from glaucoma, strokes, and other neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
Humphrey Matrix FDT
The Humphrey Visual Matrix utilizes new technology known as “Frequency Doubling Technology”. This machine is specifically designed for glaucoma suspects or patients and has GPA (glaucoma progression analysis) capabilities. By targeting and identifying the certain cells in eyes that deteriorate first as a result of glaucoma, this machine is invaluable in the detection and treatment of glaucoma.