OCT (Zeiss Cirrus HD-Optical coherence tomography)
The OCT is to the eye what an MRI is to the brain. This is an exceptional piece of equipment that helps manage almost any eye condition. Macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, hypertensive changes, macular edema, and many more eye diseases are much easier monitored and diagnoses because of this equipment.
Threshold Visual Field Testing:
This test draws a map of your vision so that Dr. Turin can look for changes secondary to glaucoma, optic nerve stroke, and other lesions which can affect the brain.
A retinal camera is a specialized low-power microscope that is designed to photograph the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula, and posterior pole. Our camera is commonly used to monitor diabetic changes in the retina and changes from macular degeneration. The images are also useful for tracking changes in non-malignant nevi or moles in the eye. Dr. Turin will take the time to personally go over each photo so you leave with an understanding and appreciation of how amazing your retina really is. Our digital fundus camera is directly linked and saved into your electronic medical records at Mt. Hood Eye Care. This is the best way to detect changes in your ocular health over years or decades. We recommend a fundus photo to be taken at your initial exam and every couple of visits thereafter. There are certain medical and ocular conditions that warrant more frequent photos to be taken. Often your medical insurance will cover the cost of the fundus photos. A discussion will be provided before any additional testing is performed.
Digital Computerized Refractor or Vision Tester
At Mt. Hood Eye Care, we offer computer-aided refraction for your glasses prescription. No longer do you have to go through all the choices of, “Which is better, one or two?!” With the Topcon CV-5000s Computerized Vision Tester, you can see both choices simultaneously via a split image. This increases the accuracy of our prescriptions and takes the guesswork and error out of traditional testing. The technology will also help you decide what eyeglass lens would be the most beneficial to fulfill your visual requirements. It is comfortable and accurate. It also assists you in testing different types of lenses like in-office, single vision, mid-range progressives, and full-range progressive lenses. With the CV-5000 and our trained staff, lens selection is easier and much more accurate.
Completely Integrated Equipment & Electronic Medical Records
At Mt. Hood Eye Care we have purchased the latest in all forms of technology and this has allowed us to be completely paperless. This has made the likelihood of transcription errors much lower. The efficiency of this integrated equipment allows our staff much more time with face-to-face interaction during each patient visit. Our pre-test equipment analyzes your prescription and measures the strength of your current glasses. All of this data is automatically transferred into Dr. Turin’s exam room, allowing you to glide through the refraction process. At the end of the refraction, everything is automatically transferred into our electronic medical records software without any data entry or transcription errors. Because of the more efficient process, patients find they experience less guessing, eye fatigue, and eye-watering. This integrated system allows a seamless workflow and as a patient, you’ll receive a more accurate prescription and overall efficient exam.