Advanced Diagnostics at our 1st Street & Village Eye Centres, we go the beyond a basic eye exam to utilize advanced diagnostics for our Edmonton & Sherwood Park patients as needed. Our advanced diagnostics enhance the degree of accuracy with which we diagnose and treat visual disorders. Our optometrists regularly perform high-tech testing on children, adults & seniors. Trust that your family’s vision is safe in the hands of seasoned optical professionals who care about preserving your eyesight.
Our optometrists are thorough when it comes to advanced eye health diagnosis. When you come to visit our Edmonton & Sherwood Park eye clinics, our eye doctors will review your personal and familial history to gauge your susceptibility to eye diseases and disorders. This key step in examining eye health is one of the many reasons that we hope to build long-term relationships with our patients. Seeing you year after year enables us to keep track of your eye health history, enhancing our ability to service your unique needs. Our Edmonton & Sherwood Park optometrists are compassionate. Our Edmonton optometrists look forward to building a foundational understanding of your eye health so that you can work together to find eye care and eyewear options that enhance your life.
If your history shows you at risk for eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma, then our optometrists will monitor the ‘at risk’ areas of your vision. Or, if during a routine eye exam, our eye doctors detect any indication that your vision may be compromised, they will initiate a broad range of advanced diagnostic tests. Our state of the art diagnostic technology and their optometric expertise enable our doctors to proactively stop eye disorders from progressing. Being proactive is absolutely essential as vision loss is typically irreversible, if left untreated. Visit our Eye Emergencies page if your eye exam needs are urgent.
Retinal OCT Scans
Advanced Diagnostic In Our Sherwood Park & Edmonton Eye Care Clinics
Our imaging technology can capture images from front of the eye, as well as the back part of the eye. This is a great tool used to monitor your eye health at every visit to detect any subtle changes. The advanced diagnostic tests at 1st Street & Village Eye Centres include visual field analysis, pachymetry & OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). Visual field analysis can detect changes in the optic nerve that indicate the progression of glaucoma, as well as several other neurological disorders. Pachymetry measures the corneal thickness. This measurement is commonly used in laser vision assessment and glaucoma management, diagnosing early cases of the disorder. OCT is used to monitor the retinal layers in conditions that include Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).
It is important to keep in mind that in most cases, you will likely not experience any symptoms of an eye disorder until vision loss occurs. At this time, it may not be possible to restore the eyesight that has been lost. Thus, an annual eye exam is an essential part of your health and wellness. If you do experience any symptoms that may suggest that you are losing parts of your vision or if you are wanting to develop a long-term relationship with a caring optometrist, contact our Edmonton Optometrists or Sherwood Park Eye Clinic locations today. We will work together to provide you with comprehensive vision care services.
As well as using the OCT for the retina, it can also scan the optic nerve head as part of testing for glaucoma. There is another device called the perimeter which measure loss in your peripheral vision which can occur in glaucoma. Our perimeter testing is located at our North Edmonton Optometrist location.