Are you aware how technology is now helping doctors diagnose and treat certain ocular conditions? Did you know that we now have the capability to pick up and monitor conditions such as glaucoma and diabetes much more closely?
Technology has changed rapidly all around us, from thinner cell phones to talking robot dogs, to developments in the management and treatment of different medical conditions.
These new machines are able to pick up conditions before they even affect our vision, which is why regular ocular examinations are so important.
Here are some ways we use technology in our office:
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): This type of imaging allows us to see any swelling and subtle damage at the back of the eye. Even small changes can cause permanent damage that may cause permanent vision loss. Early detection of conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes can help slow down their progression.
- Contact Lenses: We now carry the latest and healthiest options for your eyes. As well as carrying lenses for individuals who require distance and reading correction, technology has allowed for development of lenses for those with more extreme prescriptions and those that experience dryness. The newest contact lenses are also healthier for your kids and certain types even have UV protection built in.
- Glasses: There is no doubt that new digital lenses on the market work a lot better than older conventional lenses. Our newer progressive lenses allow us to customize lenses to your specific daily visual needs. Our children’s selection allows for more impact resistant lenses to ensure your child’s ocular safety. And for everyone else new technology allows us to offer thinner lenses that allow for more comfortable all day vision and increased peripheral vision.
- Treatment: As with everything else research and technology have expanded to the pharmaceutical world. This has allowed the development of newer medications that allow for better, more consistent, and more predictable outcomes. This is great for patients with dryness, with inflammation, and with glaucoma.
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