Treasure State Eye Care has some of the most advanced technology to help diagnose and treat common eye conditions. Some of this technology is used in your comprehensive eye exam, while others are more specialized for specific conditions and treatments. Call us today (406)-727-9160 to learn more.
Each comprehensive eye exam includes retinal photography done through the Optos Optomap Camera. This camera allows your optometrist to see a wide view of your retina without dilation! The Optomap allows your optometrist to make sure your retina is healthy and if there is a problem they will easily be able to identify and diagnose the issue.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) allows the optometrists at Treasure State Eye Care to take additional imagery of your eye by using non-invasive imaging technology to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of areas on the retina. The most common areas that your optometrist will have an OCT done are on your macula, optic nerve, and cornea.
The AdaptDx is the newest technology from Maculogix that screens for Macular Degeneration in patients that are at higher risk. Macular Degeneration will affect your central vision and cause your ability to adapt from a bright environment to a dark environment to decrease. The AdaptDx is a table top machine that tests this adaption from a bright flash to a dim environment. We recently just obtained the newest version of the AdaptDx, which is the AdaptDx Pro, this machine is a headset that is simply placed over the patients eyes and head. Once the AdaptDx Pro is in place it will guide you through the test to see how well you adapt from a bright flash back to a dim environment. Both machines have a quick screener test that is preformed on patients at risk and a longer threshold test performed on patients who demonstrate the beginning signs of Macular Degeneration. Speak to technician today (406)-727-9160 to find out if you are at risk for Macular Degeneration.
Our office currently has a Humphrey Visual Field machine, which is used to aid the optometrist in diagnosing glaucoma, macular degeneration, and many other eye issues. The visual field can be a test to either measure how much of your peripheral or central vision is impacted by a condition and aid the optometrist in diagnosing issues before you notice a problem. We are also able to determine if you are a candidate for eye lid surgery (blepharoplasty) depending on how much of your visual field is impacted by your eye lids.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a prevalent issue these days due to increased technology use. This occurs when patients begin to blink less when they are on the computer, tablet, tv, and phone. When we blink the oil in our Meibomian Glands is expressed to help cover our eye and the tear film to last longer, as we blink less the oil begins to sit in our glands and becomes keratinized in extreme cases. Once the oil has become keratinized the gland can no longer function and begins to atrophy (die). Here at Treasure State Eye Care we are able to get images of your glands to see if there are any structural changes that could indicate functional changes. Our optometrists will have patients at risk for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction return for an evaluation of their glands, which is simple and painless. At that time they may recommend that a patient treat their glands with a treatment called Lipiflow. Lipiflow is an in office bilateral treatment that takes only 12 minutes once it is set up. The treatment gently warms and massages your glands to help express the old, keratinized oil in the hopes to improve function. We know that any atrophied glands cannot be regained, which is why it is important to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction in the early stages. Call or office today (406)-727-9160 to set up your comprehensive eye exam to make sure your glands are safe from atrophy.