Our goal at Downtown Eyes is to provide the best care in the business. Being at the forefront of technology in our industry allows us to not only do our jobs better but it also benefits our patients in many ways. We understand that people are busy. By being able to be drop free if necessary, patients don’t have to worry about an interruption of their day from blurry vision. They can get in and out and trust that their eyes were taken care of. We promise to take care of you and these are just a few of the things that allow us to do so.
Optomap Retinal Exam
The Optomap exam is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees – without drops! The Optomap ultrawidefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time. The two biggest benefits of the Optomap are early protection from vision impairment or blindness and early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Marco Automated Phoropter
Marco’s latest generation of electronic refraction technology replaces the standard refractor, or what doctors used to use to check your eyes and allows the doctor to conduct the most precise and accurate refraction in order to determine a patient’s prescription. These automated devices provide equal or greater accuracy compared to the old standard manual phoropters. Additionally, they help guide patient decisions by comparing the new refraction directly to the previous one with a single touch of a button so before leaving the room you will have a clear idea of whether or not your prescription changed enough that you need to update your prescription.
The Icare tonometer is an instrument that is used to measure the pressure of your eye. The measurement is barely noticed by the patient and also does not require any drops, which is the greatest benefit. The Icare tonometer allows us to measure, monitor and follow glaucoma patients or other patients with high pressures so that vision loss from various eye diseases can be prevented.