Whether you require a routine eye examination or need treatment for an eye condition such as chronic dry eye or glaucoma; at Dr. Ian D. Baron & Associates, we are committed to providing you complete care. Getting the correct prescription involves several factors that include clear eyesight, visual efficiency and the ability to process information visually. Our optometrists will take the time to make certain you are well informed about your vision. We look forward to serving your vision care needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Visual Field Test
A visual field test assesses whether you have any blind spots in your central or peripheral vision. In order to perform the test, the patient sits in front a machine and indicates when he/she is able to view a target (usually a small spot of light) in various positions of his/her field of vision. The test is commonly used to detect signs of damage to the optic nerve. However, it can also detect signs of stroke, brain tumours, glaucoma and other neurological issues that can affect the visual pathway within the brain.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An OCT exam is able to help detect and monitor changes of various eye diseases. As we age, our retina (the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye) may change in ways not always visible on the surface. The OCT uses light waves to take cross-sectional images of your retina. These measurements help with prompt detection, diagnosis and treatment options for retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, swelling related to diabetes, and macular holes, to name a few. The scan can also determine the thickness of the nerve fibre layer inside the eye, which is important in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.
The Optomap is a wide field digital scan of the back of the eyes. Eye disorders such as retinal detachments, macular degeneration, glaucoma, as well as systemic conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, or vascular disorders can be detected with this scan. Although these diseases can begin with no symptoms, they can potentially lead to loss of sight or blindness. Early detection is key. When found early, many retinal problems can be treated to avoid permanent vision loss.
The Optomap is also useful for detecting subtle changes, as photos taken throughout the years can be used for comparison. As such, this examination is recommended for patients of all ages.