A high-definition digital image of the retinal area helps your eye doctor diagnose and manage eye diseases in the delicate retinal area. Damage to these delicate structures of the retinal area is often the first sign of systemic diseases such as MS, diabetes and more. The retina is the “window to the body” and routine retinal imaging can help your eye doctor monitor the changes in your eye health from year to year.
Visual Field testing can help save vision because it is another test used to diagnose or rule out glaucoma and other neurological disorders that affect vision. This simple, but effective service has saved lives by detecting various medical conditions such as strokes, brain tumors, and other neurological defects.
Our HRT exam takes just a few minutes and it is a painless non-invasive test. Using a special scanning laser that creates a three dimensional map of the inner surface of the eye, the HRT detects very fine structural changes to the optic nerve and nerve fibre layer that can occur with glaucoma damage long before patients notice any changes in vision. It also allows for accurate comparison on follow-up examination.
Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.
Are you interested in laser refractive surgery? Our doctors will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology.
If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation with a local surgeon to determine suitability for refractive surgery. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your post-operative management will be provided in our office. This includes multiple visits over a period of time to include medical evaluation and management of your vision and ocular healing.
Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision can also be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
Our staff specializes in low vision services and we are one of the main low vision providers in the region. In many cases, people with impaired vision can be helped by low vision devices, which include high-powered eyeglasses, handheld magnifiers and telescopes, and stand-alone magnifiers. Many of these low vision devices and strategies can help visually-impaired individuals get the most out of their remaining sight.
In addition to the services you already rely on us for, such as routine eye exams, contact lenses, and eyeglasses, our doctors also offer thorough treatment and management of many ocular conditions:
This is convenient and cost effective for your whole family and you can be sure you are receiving the proper attention from an eye care specialist.
Drs. Dunn and Totten will provide detailed consultations to determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction. TLC Laser Eye Centers provides the laser correction and we can handle all post-operative visits and subsequent exams.
Family Eye Care, Peter K. Dunn, O.D. works with Piedmont Eye Surgical and Laser Center, P.L.L.C., to provide advanced cataract surgery and surgeries of the eye. Drs. Dunn and Totten provide consultations and evaluations at our office to determine candidacy for cataract surgery.