Latest Eye Technology

Latest Eye Technology

Ever wonder what the latest news, technology and trends are in the eye care industry? You have come to the right spot. Check out the latest below:

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Latest Eye Technology

Some of the new technologies that have been incorporated into Dr. Boshnick’s practice include:

1. OrCam. A wearable computerized device designed to harness the power of artificial vision in patients who are blind. This amazing technology allows patients who are blind to read, identify faces and items at home and in stores. This technology was developed and introduced into the United States in 2016.

2 EyePrintPRO. There are many patients who have lost quality vision and ocular comfort due to a number of conditions including keratoconus, corneal transplant surgery and refractive surgeries such as LASIK to name just a few. Many of these corneas are so irregular that conventional contact and sclera lenses are unable to be worn by these patients. The EyePrintPRO is a scleral lens that is made from an impression taken of the front surface of the eye. This lens is designed to match the exact contours of the individual eye providing the best  vision and comfort possible. 3-D printing technology is used in manufacturing these one of a kind lenses.

3. Optical Coherence Tomography is a new technology that allows us to examine both the front surface of the eye and the retinal in cross section as never before. Early detection of corneal, retinal and optic nerve disease is made possible with this technology. In addition, fitting of special contact and scleral lenses is much more exacting. Measurements between the back surface of a lens and the front surface of the cornea can now be done in high definition and with an accuracy of 4 microns.

4. Computerized Corneal Topography allows for the mapping of the front surface of the cornea. This computer generated map allows us to measure the exact shape ( the hills and valleys) of the entire corneal surface. This information is used to determine the contact or scleral lens technology that will best serve the visual and comfort needs of our patient.

5. Pascal Computerized Tonometer allows for the exact measurement of the pressure with the eye. This technology has  become the “gold standard” for measuring the intra-ocular pressure. This is the only technology that measures the blood flow into the eye and interprets that reading into a pressure reading.

6. Oculus Keratograph is a technology that not only measures and maps the shape and contour of the front surface of the eye, it also allows us to measure the integrity of the tear film, and to image the meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for producing the oils that are needed in our tear film. Without these oils, our tears would evaporate creating a dry eye. There are therapies available for patients suffering dry eyes due to a variety of conditions including compromised meibomian glands.

 7. Computerized Visual Field instruments which help us to detect and measure any areas in a patient’s visual field that may be compromised or missing. Visual field defects can be indicative of glaucoma, optic nerve disease, brain tumors and a host of other condtions.

New technologies are here now which are allowing us to restore quality vision to so many of our “hi need” patients. We will continue searching the globe to bring the latest and most innovative technologies to our very special patient population.