Advanced Technology Testing

Huronia Optometric Centre has recently acquired advanced diagnostic equipment in order to provide you with a more comprehensive eye care experience. This equipment allows us to streamline processes, so that our staff can focus on providing you with great eyecare.  Our Advanced diagnostic equipment includes:

  • Auto-refractor:  This is a computer that is able to measure how light travels through the eye and provide an estimate of refractive error (a patient’s prescription).  This streamlines the eye exam process, giving the optometrist a more specific starting point for the vision testing portion of your eye exam.
  • Retinal Camera:  This device allows our staff to capture an image of the retina (the screen/back of the eye).  This image shows you and your optometrist the current condition of your retina including your optic nerve and the network of blood vessels that serve your retina.  The digital image is attached to your file so that upon each visit the optometrist can compare your most recent image to the previous image.  In doing so, he can track retinal changes or changes in the optic nerve pertaining to degenerative eye disorders such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, etc…
  • Non-Contact Tonometer:  This device is used in the measurement of intra-ocular pressure.  When a person has ongoing elevated intra-ocular pressure, they are at risk of developing glaucoma.  There are several ways to measure intra-ocular pressure.  Some include anesthetizing the cornea and making contact to the eye with a measuring device, which for some may feel a little invasive.  Our non-contact tonometer can measure intra-ocular pressure by delivering a little puff of air to the eye and measuring the resultant pressure that returns to the measurement system.  A far more comfortable experience for most.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT):  This non-invasive test uses light waves to take images of the cross-section of the retinal layers. This is an important tool for optometrists in diagnoses and management of certain diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.