Consider screening tests at your eye doctor!
We continue to upgrade and update our clinic, eyewear collections and technology. One technology upgrade we have brought into Optique Professional Eye Care is the iFusion by optovue. This equipment contains an Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT, which is like an MRI of the eye) capable of scanning the front and back of the eye and the iCam which integrates digital imaging of the front and back of the eye.
The benefits of this allows us to diagnose, document, educate and monitor treatments of various conditions affecting both the eye and the body. Diabetes is one good example of a systemic condition that can be detected in the eyes. Then there are the eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachments and central serous retinopathy.
Some of the interesting items our instrument has detected are macular holes, epiretinal membranes, macular drusen. Our doctor will review the images with you and explain any findings. Pictures truly are worth a thousand words, and if you have ever had a home inspection you understand they generally take many picture for their final report to help document their findings. Why not have that level of understanding and documentation done on your eyes!
When using this technology there are two mode of operation one is the screening the other is a more indepth imaging study in order to provide more data points and analysis when looking a specific condition or issue. Screenings are not generally covered by insurance and are out of pocket but are often worth the small fee. The full threshold battery of testing is more expensive and is often billed to insurance.
If you have any eye issues or would just like to have a more thorough look at a condition give us a call! Optique Professional Eye Care in the heart of Tulsa is always accepting new patients. (918)743-9918, we would love to hear from you.