Special Eye Testing
When should children have their eyes examined?
Visual Field Testing
Visual Field testing can help save vision because it is another test used to diagnose or rule out glaucoma and other neurological disorders that affect vision. This simple, but effective service has saved lives by detecting various medical conditions such as strokes, brain tumors, and other neurological defects.
Anterior Segment Camera
Our anterior segment camera helps us to document skin types as well as lesions and morphological abnormalities of the skull, eye lids and surrounding areas. We can also use pictures of the head and shoulders, face and eyes to document nerve anomalies.
OPTOS Retinal Exam
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
Dry Eye Technology
We have an advanced technology called the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M. It helps the doctors in diagnose Dry Eye Syndrome and document findings. If treatment is necessary, the doctors can compare the before and after treatment results to evaluate the success of the treatment.
Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)
Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. 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. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.
Dry Eye Treatment
Our tears contain three layers — oil (lipid) layer, water (aqueous) layer and a mucin layer. These three layers are responsible for keeping the eye surface lubricated. Our meibomian glands located along the rims of the eyelids are responsible for the secretion of oil to the tear film.
With meibomian gland dysfunction, the glands become clogged, causing insufficient oil production for the tear film. The amount of oil or its quality decrease when there is a dysfunction in the glands. MGD causes tears to evaporate too quickly, resulting in dry eyes.
Meibomian gland dysfunction is the most common root cause of dry eyes. Approximately 86% of patients diagnosed with dry eyes are suffering from MGD.
Only eye specialists can adequately diagnose if someone has developed MGD. There are several treatments Carolina Eye Care can recommend
The leading cause of Dry Eye Syndrome is lack of oils on the top of the tear film due to gland malfunction or blockage. When LipiFlow treatment is properly applied, the glands can resume normal oil production or what is known as lipids. The new technology uses a drug-free, single use sterile device to gently stimulate the glands and bring relief to dry, itchy eyes.
LipiFlow treatment deals directly with the most common root cause of dry eye disease. It provides a warm and gentle heat to the eyelids while simultaneously applying a gentle massage.
Equinox Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
Do You Suffer From Dry Eye?
Carolina Eye Care is now offering Marco Equinox Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), the latest in dry eye treatment technology.
- Comfortable, non-invasive procedure
- 15 minutes per session
- No recovery time needed
- For use on adults and children
It’s quick and painless! Simply lay back with the Equinox mask on and relax as the warm light clears your glands. LLLT may also help decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles, acne and rosacea.