Health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as specific eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears, and retinal bleeding can be easily imaged and documented for change. Even if you do not have any of these problems, it is a good idea to have a baseline digital image in your medical record.
Electronic Medical Records
Optique is completely paperless. This helps our patients in a variety of ways.
- When Dr. Michele Sonsino is in Italy scouting frames for the optical, she can remotely (and securely) handle patient concerns on the spot.
- Errors due to handwriting are completely eliminated.
- Retinal photographs are integrated into the chart so that conditions can be monitored each year relying on the actual images of the eye instead of drawings.
- We know you are extremely busy, so patient forms can be submitted digitally prior to your visit to save you time.
By far, the most accurate way to objectively assess a patient’s prescription. A weak laser bounces off the retina. A computer then tracks this light as it goes in and out of the eye to analyze higher order aberrations. Caution: this machine has no brain- our optometrists must use theirs to accurately determine your prescription.
Digital Retinal Imaging provides:
- An image to confirm a healthy eye or to detect the presence of disease.
- Undilated procedure.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the image of your retina right in the examination room with the doctor.
- A permanent record for your medical file, enabling Drs. Michele and Jeffrey Sonsino to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
Here are some examples of problems detected with Digital Retinal Imaging:
Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Gives a profile view of the structures of the anterior segment
- Very useful for fitting complex contact lenses that vault over the cornea
- Provides a topographical map of the cornea to identify elevations and depressions
- Very useful for fitting complex contact lenses
- Monitor progression of conditions such as keratoconus
- Identifies “unknown” causes of vision loss