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At Jackman Optometry, we invest in state-of-the-art technology to provide the best possible eye and vision care for our patients. We utilize a paperless electronic health record (EHR) system with a patient portal for secure communications and file sharing. You can access your portal to contact our office, retrieve invoices, prescriptions, digital images of your retinas, and test results.
Here are some of the instruments we rely on to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear and comfortable.
The Huvitz Auto Lensmeter provides an accurate digital analysis of prescription lenses.
The Huvitz auto refractor/auto keratometer utilizes advanced wavefront technology to provide analysis of the refraction of the eye as well as the front curvature of the cornea.
The visual field machine can detect visual abnormalities caused by diseases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, brain tumors, and strokes.
The iCare tonometer allows us to check the eye pressure for glaucoma without an air puff and without numbing eye drops. Our patients often comment that this test is much easier for them than the air puff test.
The corneal topographer is a non-invasive instrument to map the surface of the cornea. It is used in fitting specialty contact lenses such as those used in orthokeratology. It can also detect corneal disorders such as keratoconus.
The OCT, or optical coherence tomographer, uses light to capture high resolution, three-dimensional images of internal and external structures of the eye. It can help to detect and monitor glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. It is also used in specialty contact lens fitting.
Below are two OCT images taken in our office. The first image is of a scleral contact lens on the eye. The second image is a 3-D graphic of an optic nerve and the surrounding retinal nerve fiber layer.
The QuantifEye instrument is used to measure macular pigment optical density (MPOD). Macular pigment is important in protecting the photo-receptors from high energy blue-violet light.
The Retinal Camera captures high resolution digital images of the retina. These images can help to detect diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and many other diseases.
Anterior Segment Photography helps us document eye conditions. These are photos Dr. Jackman took of a metallic corneal foreign body before removal and a severe dry eye.
The Computer Orthoptics VTS4 is an automated vision therapy system that is used to treat amblyopia and and other vision disorders such as convergence insufficiency, poor focusing, eye teaming, and eye tracking.