Advanced Techonology in Long Grove
When you visit your eye doctor, you want to know that the optometry office has the best and most advanced technology to diagnose eye disease, and screen for possible vision problems. At Forsight Vision we use the most advanced technology in all of our eye exams and eye care services. Read about the different technologies we use during your complete eye exam.
Peripheral Visual Field: Computer Assisted Visual Field Testing
Computer assisted visual field testing is a type of exam that evaluates your ability to see in all directions when your eyes are focused on a single point. At our office of optometry, our testing equipment evaluates the sensitivity of your peripheral vision and your ability to see clearly out of the corners of your eyes. Essentially, we use a visual field computer to map your responses to stimuli in the retina. Information from this test can help with diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration, optic glioma, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, stroke, central nervous system disorders among other diseases and conditions.
Ocular Health: Digital Retinal Photography
The Eidon Confocal retinal camera uses high resolution imaging systems to take full color digital images of your retina.
Digital retinal photography, or retinal imaging, is an advanced diagnostic procedure that allows us to see the retina of your eyes. It does not require dilating eye.
Confocal imaging provides super high resolution and contrast, amazing detail, true-to-life color and a wider retinal view for unsurpassed image quality. By evaluating your retinal photos, our optometrists can more easily diagnose and monitor diseases like diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.
Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD)
Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) is a measurement of of macular pigment. This pigment acts like “internal sunglasses” to protect eyes from harmful blue light. When you have a low level of pigment cells in your macula, it may result in higher risk for disease. By providing nutrients to help build up the pigment cells in the macula of your eyes, you reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration. Since macular degeneration is a primary cause of blindness, we strive to catch the condition early by using proper testing and ensuring that you protect your eyes with the right treatments.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) Retinal Scan
An OCT can check the health of your eye, the layers beneath the retina, eye pressure, blood pressure, & more!
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Results are compared with a database of healthy eye measurements and can assist with the diagnosis of degenerative conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.
This unique technology can help detect this vision-threatening, and systemic diseases in their very early stages, often before physical symptoms occur. Early intervention can preserve your vision and even slow the progression of some diseases.
Meibography: The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M
The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M is an advanced corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer and a color camera optimized for external imaging. Unique features include examining the meibomian glands, non-invasive tear film break-up time, and the tear meniscus height measurement and evaluating the lipid layer.
The real benefit of this test is to ensure the most proactive diagnosis and treatment of dry eye before it becomes a problem.
iCare Tonometer is the first device available to patients for measuring intraocular pressure at home. iCare provides an extensive and accurate view to the patient’s diurnal IOPs for the eye doctor adding value to glaucoma management. For the patient iCare HOME provides peace of mind and improves compliance to taking glaucoma medication.
iCare is comfortable and easy to use, guiding the patient to make high-quality measurements every time. The device is lightweight and, thanks to a custom-designed case, easy to carry around. The ease of use, accuracy and reliability of the iCare tonometer has been shown in numerous clinical studies.
Auto-Refraction for Digital Lenses
Our Ezer EDR-9000 Digital Refractor provides seamless autorefraction to reduce transcription errors & accurately provides our team with your exact prescription. Down to the 8th of a diopter versus the traditional quarter measurement, your vision will be sharp & crisp with a lens designed tailored just for you. Our lab will create a digital lens through these specific measurements ideal for your visual needs rather than a one-size one's fits all kind of lens.
Contact Our Optometrists in Long Grove Today to Learn more about Advanced Vision Testing available with our Premium Wellness Screenings
Changes to your vision may not always relate to normal aging. In some cases, the changes occur as a direct result of eye conditions that harm different structures in your eyes and complicate your vision. During advanced vision testing, we identify problems at an early stage allowing better treatment options and the ability to monitor disease progression. To learn more about our vision testing, call 847-955-9393 today.