At Dillingham Chapman Family Eyecare, we use advanced technology to identify, monitor, and treat different eye conditions.
Optical Coherence Tomographer
This is an optical coherence tomographer (OCT). Think of the OCT as an x-ray of the eye. It shows us all the different layers of the back of the eye, called the retina. It is paramount in identifying, evaluating, and treating many different eye conditions, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, pseudotumor cerebri, and much more. This particular model (Topcon Maestro) takes both a photo and an x-ray with one flash and can usually be used without the eye being dilated. Therefore, it is very patient friendly. This model can also measure the thickness of the front layer of the eye called the cornea, a measurement called pachymetry. It is another tool we use to assess the risk of developing glaucoma.
Visual Field Machine
This is a visual field machine. It maps out your peripheral vision in each eye. It is instrumental in identifying, monitoring, and treating glaucoma, strokes, and more.
Optomap or Optos
This is called an optomap or Optos. This instrument takes one large photo of the back of the eye with one flash per eye. It uses laser technology to allow us to see as much of the retina as possible. It aids in identifying retinal freckles, cancers, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, and much more.
This is an iCare. It is a handheld device to check your eye pressure. It is much more comfortable than the dreaded puff of air to the eye. It can be used without anesthetic eyedrops and can be used while wearing your contact lenses.