Using advanced technology, Oak Hill Eye Care can diagnose virtually any eye problem. One of our highly trained and experienced staff will meet you and examine your eyes using a combination of the following technologies:
The Phoropter has not changed much in the past 100 years. It is used to determine the prescription of glasses and contact lenses. There are now electronic ones, but we believe the standard design is still the best and most accurate.
Optos Retinal Scanner
The Optos Retinal Scanner is a high speed scanning laser that enables our doctors to capture a real time image of your retina without being dilated. The scan takes less than half of a second, is completely painless, and does not harm the eye.
A Topographer is used to map the surface of the cornea; similar to capturing a fingerprint of the front surface of the eye. A Topographer can detect corneal irregularities caused by a poor fitting contact lens or a disease process. It is also one of the instruments we use to diagnosis if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery.
An OCT uses light like sonar uses sound. The laser bounces off different layers of the retina, essentially allowing us to do a biopsy of the eye with light. The different layers of cells that make up the retina can be seen separately and a more accurate diagnosis can be achieved. An OCT is used to diagnosis and monitor glaucoma, macular degeneration, and complications from diabetes.
The VEP (Visual Evoked Potential) and ERG (Electroretinogram) are cutting edge technologies that measure the electrical activity of the visual system. The VEP measures the electrical impulse of the optic nerve. This allows the detection of the loss in the function of the nerve and retina, which is a very beginning sign of the disease process, instead of diagnosing the damage of the structure of the nerve and retina. This permits for treatment of numerous eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy to be started before significant damage has occurred.
Oak Hill Eye Care is proud to be one of the few practices in Austin that utilizes this technology.