Why are our exams different? Because you can get a high tech eye exam right here in Central Texas without giving up the personalized treatment you want! See how we make your eye exam comfortable through the latest technology.
Do I really have to do that puff of air thing? No, you don’t!
Most patients are shocked to learn that we have not done ‘the puff test’ since 2004!
Measuring eye pressure is an important part of screening for glaucoma, an eye disease that silently causes blindness. There is no puff of air with this method — instead of that awful blast of air, our iCare tonometer will feel like a quick tickle along your eyelashes.
We know patients hate being dilated. Truthfully, we do, too! Our Optos OptoMap retinal images make dilation a thing of the past for most of our patients.
Checking the health of the inside of the eye is critical for many reasons and should be done every year. Our doctors monitor the optic nerve which is the information highway to the brain; the macula which allows you to see details; the arteries and veins which bring nourishment and oxygen to the eye; and the peripheral retina which gives … you guessed it … your peripheral vision. The peripheral exam is where the Optomap shines. The far reaches of the retina is affected early on in patients with diabetes, early macular degeneration, and those who are extremely nearsighted who may go on to develop retinal holes and blinding retinal detachments. We also take a second image that can detect life-threatening conditions like melanoma.
Studies show 78% of patients with macular degeneration do not seek treatment until their vision is permanently damaged in one eye.
But what if we could predict who was at risk for developing this blinding eye disease before it happened? We can, right here in our office! The AdaptDx measures how long it takes your eye to adjust from bright to dim light. The longer it takes, the more at risk you are for vision loss due to macular degeneration (AMD)
Our Nidek OPD gives our doctors tons of information about your eyes and how you see—so much that it’s hard to sum it up in just one sentence!
We will see a rough estimate of your current glasses prescription and a map of the shape and curves of your corneal surface, which is called corneal topography. Our doctors use this topography measurement to determine the size and shape of lenses for contact lens patients, to diagnose eye diseases like keratoconus, and to determine why some patients aren’t seeing as well as they want. The OPD can also predict how a patient will see at night versus during the day.
The OPD is very quick, and you will only notice a few pulses of light.
Did you know that we can tell what prescription your last glasses were made to, almost instantly?
Our Nidek Automated Lensmeter lets our doctors tell you if you’ve had a large or small prescription change, even if you are a new patient in our office!
The OCT (ocular coherence tomographer) uses light to obtain images of your retina and optic nerve, and it can measure structures inside the eye down to 1/1000 of a millimeter!
The doctor can differentiate between individual layers of the retina and optic nerve to assess and diagnose many different diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachments. These images are similar to MRI scans, but we can do them right here in our office.
A standard eye chart measures your central, or detail, vision. A visual field test measures your peripheral vision.
Your doctor may order this test if they suspect eye diseases like glaucoma or macular degeneration, systemic conditions like brain tumors or strokes, or for monitoring patients who take medications that have a higher risk for causing vision loss as a side effect.