Our office is equipped with modern technology that allows us to examine your eyes like never before.
The field of Optometry is constantly improving and we invite you to come in and experience "The Grand River Difference".
Technology now allows us to take a photograph of your retina. This allows better visualization of the optic nerve, the tiny retinal blood vessels and the structures that act like the sensor of a camera.
This can provide for early detection of eye disease, along with conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated levels of cholesterol. In addition we can more carefully follow patients with macular degeneration, glaucoma and other ocular pathologies.
We are also able to perform Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). This is an advanced imaging technique that allows us to see the structures of your retina and optic nerve in cross section, like an MRI. Because structures in the eye are transparent these images can be taken easily. An OCT is a great tool for diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma and macular degeneration. It is useful in the detection of other ocular diseases and can be performed as a screening test.
Visual field testing is an important means of tracking a patient with glaucoma. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease which is seldom noticed by a patient until it has already caused substantial vision loss. Perhaps one of the most important reasons for regular eye examinations is the early detection of diseases which can be treated if caught early.
We encourage patients between the ages of 20 and 65 to come in every two years for an eye examination. Those over 65 and under 20 should come in every year or as directed by their eye care provider.