Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
Blue Ridge Eye Care utilizes the latest technology. This includes the Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer. It is a more in depth testing of the visual field. The doctors can detect more eye diseases with the use of this instrument than any instrument in our office. The findings from the tests done with this instrument enable the doctors to determine if there are any retinal diseases or if there are any disease processes from behind the eye, all the way back to the brain. Our visual field tester is recognized as the standard of care for the early detection, treatment, and management of ocular conditions that result in visual field loss. This latest generation field analyzer with its advanced software, decreased test times, handicap accessibility, and early detection strategies allow our doctors to practice therapeutic optometry to its fullest scope.
Nidek Fundus Camera AFC-230
Blue Ridge Eye Care provides the innovative AFC-230; an extreamely high resolution, non-mydriatic digital fundus camera. The 21.1 mega pixel image ensures that a wide range of ocular conditions can be comprehensively observed such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other retinal anomalies. The system offers retinal photography with no need for dilation in most cases. Very minimum flash exposure is needed so the patients experiences little to no discomfort. This imaging capability allows our doctors to rapidly identlify and monitor visually threatening eye conditions.
Cirrus HD OCT
Blue Ridge Eye Care has acquired the latest in the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Technology. The Cirrus OCT is a high definition retinal scanning instrument which is becoming the industry standard for retinal disease diagnosis, management, and treatment. The OCT technology has elevated our level of care by providing cross-sectional views of the retinal nerve fiber layer, macula, optic nerve, and event the anterior segment of the eye. The new Guided Progression Analysis compares measurements over time and determines if any statistically significant changes have occurred, which means earlier diagnosis and treatment. The OCT is the most valuable instrument used in managing glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
Topcon Auto Refractor
The Topcon Auto Refractor is a computerized instrument that measures the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with no response from our patients. The latest technology allows the refractor the freeze the image in case of a blink making the test less time consuming for the patient. The doctor uses the information from this instrument as a starting point in evaluating the patient's vision. This test is included in yearly eye health exams as these values can change yearly due to growth, stress, disease, and degeneration.
The Daytona Optos retinal mapping system captures an unparalleled image of the inside of the eye - an unmatched 200* view of the retina in one panoramic image - so that our doctors can better understand the current health of your eyes and track changes that may occur over time as your eye health changes. This new system delivers improved imaging, is more compact, and ergonomically designed for better comfort.
Along with the purchase of state of the art equipment our office also installed new work tables that are wheelchair accessible. These tables aid in patient comfort as well as help to decrease the time spent moving from different equipment areas.