An Auto Phoroptor is an automated phoropter refraction system. It allows your eye doctor to perform all the functions of manual refraction while comfortably seated next to you. The Auto Phoroptor controller is small enough to place on any work surface and can also be operated from a standing position.
Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your East Orlando optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Optovue Ocular Coherence Tomography
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the eye. With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and corneal disease. An OCT scan is noninvasive and painless. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment. We also offer wellness screening scans as a method of prevention of eye disease.
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your East Orlando eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
Digital Fundas Camera
This equipment takes a picture of the retina,often without dilation drops. It can also be used as a wide-angled anterior segment camera to take pictures of eyelids, lashes, subconjunctival hemorrhages, etc. We use it for routine eye exams, diabetes, Hypertension glaucoma, retinopathy (retinal disease) and high risk patients.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
Optovue iWellness Exam
The Optovue iWellness retinal scan is a valuable diagnostic test that helps our doctors evaluate the total health of your eyes. Our practice is committed to protecting your eye health with the most advanced technology available, and we are excited to announce that our comprehensive eye exam now includes the iWellnessExam.
Did you know…
- Sight-threatening eye diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages.
- State-of-the-art technology can help your doctor see early signs of these diseases.
- Early detection and treatment of eye disease may reduce your risk of vision loss
Regular iWellness exams can help your doctor detect common eye diseases:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
The iWellness Exam is fast, easy, & comfortable for patients of all ages & gives Dr. Yip valuable information about the health of your eyes & your most precious gift – your sight.
Advanced Retinal Exam In East Orlando, FL
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
An optomap® Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient’s ability to understand and follow instructions.
An initial visual field screening can be carried out by the optometrist by asking you to keep your gaze fixed on a central object, covering one eye and having you describe what you see at the periphery of your field of view. For a more comprehensive assessment, special equipment might be used to test your visual field. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. These machines can create a computerized map out your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies.
With a conveniently located office in Orlando, Bob Yip, OD & Associates Eye Care has been serving Orlando since 1998. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Yip.
Refractive Surgery in Orlando
Refractive surgery is a great option both for vision correction and treatment of certain eye conditions. For example, cataracts, if they become serious enough must be removed in order to restore sight in the affected eye. Refractive surgery is how this is accomplished. Please feel free to ask us for more information at your next eye care appointment!