Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Our Spectral Domain OCT utilizes today’s most accurate technology in the field. An OCT measures optical reflections of light to show what is in front, inside and behind the retina; it is like an Ultrasound except it uses light instead of sound. With a simple flash of light we obtain 2D and 3D images that are used to find and monitor retinal conditions such as: macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinal tumors, retinal debris and multiple sclerosis. At Calgary Trail Vision Centre, we feel that this is such a critical part of the exam that it is included for all eye exams at no additional fee.
Optomap® (Retinal photograph)
The Optomap® is a retinal camera that is able to take a very wide photograph of the back of the eye and, in most instances, without the need of dilating drops. This is especially useful in comparing images of the retina over the years to determine minute changes. This will help us monitor any changes to the retina that can occur due to diabetes, high blood pressure, macular degeneration and natural aging.
We are proud to introduce the latest cutting-edge technology in retinal imaging, the Optos Daytona Optomap OCT. This amazing device allows your eye doctor to see retinal, optic nerve and cornea structures not visible through regular exam methods by using light to provide a high-resolution scan meant to pick up early signs of structural change or disease.
Your eye doctor will see even the smallest changes in the retina and optic nerve with greater accuracy, and much higher definition, making early and accurate detection of common sight-threatening eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, easier than ever before. While traditional imaging technologies are usually able to scan around 15% of your retina at a time, The OPTOS Optomap is able to scan in a stunningly large 200-degree arc, capturing about 80% of your retina in one panoramic scan. This allows for a wider and more accurate view of the retina than with less advanced scans.
This scan will provide you and your eye doctor with an extremely detailed picture of your eye that will act as a valuable road map of your overall eye health. The high-resolution images produced by the Optos Daytona Optomap OCT provide a personal benchmark for each person’s ocular health and helps detect sudden changes through the years, and since the images show up automatically on a computer monitor, you are able to see for yourself everything the doctor is telling you about your eye health, allowing you to take an active role in preserving your valuable sense of sight.
The patient experience is also fast, easy and painless. Nothing touches your eye at any time and it is suitable for the whole family, from youngest to oldest. The exam consists of taking a brief look at the device one eye at a time. You will see a comfortable flash of light, which lets you know the image of your retina has been taken, and you’re done!
The iProfiler® takes multiple measurements from your eyes including a topographic image. It then utilizes all this information to customize an i.Scription® prescription that provides you with the best vision possible. With the use of the software, we are able to predict those who will benefit from this Zeiss lens. Many people notice an improvement in night vision with a reduction of glare and halos.
This instrument can also help us answer questions as to why vision may not be corrected completely after laser refractive surgery. It also helps us determine the exact cause of glare and halos after the refractive surgery and how to compensate for them with the customized Zeiss lens.
iCare Tonometers are used for easy, accurate and patient-friendly intra-ocular pressure measurement, which is used for glaucoma screening. iCare tonometers are based on unique, patented rebound technology, in which a very light and small probe is used to make a momentary contact with the cornea.
The iCare tonometer is based on a proven accurate measuring principle, in which a very light probe is used to make momentary and gentle contact with the cornea. The measurement is barely noticed by the patient. The device not only makes IOP measuring a more pleasant experience on all patients, it is also an important break-through for succeeding with non-compliant patients (i.e. children and dementia patients).
We are proud to offer iWellness Scan.
The iWellness scan is a quick and easy scan that provides an in-depth look at the health of your retina and other portions of the inner eye, which helps us identify signs of disease before they would be noticed on an eye exam which did not include this in-depth eye scan.
At our in-office full service optical lab we offer Same Day Service.