Monday, December 17, 2018

The Instruments

  1. The digital retinal camera takes photographs of the eye fundus (without dilation of the pupil), in order to detect eye diseases at an earlier stage. It facilitates the detection of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, changes in pigmentation of the retina or the choroid, the effects of arterial hypertension on the retinal vessels, etc. It provides a baseline to monitor the progression of pathology and can be used for consultation with other specialists or colleagues as needed.
    To see a retinal photo
    Patient ne présentant pas d'anomalie rétinenne Patient présentant de la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l'âge (DMLA)
  2. The Humphrey : automated perimeter and the FDT can detect early visual field defects whether they are due to glaucoma, retinal diseases or neurological impairments (brain tumors, stroke…)
  3. The pachymeter :  measures the thickness of the cornea (the transparent membrane on the surface of the eyeball). It allows greater precision in the measurement of intraocular pressure. This is an important indicator in the early detection of glaucoma and of corneal edema. The thickness of the cornea is important in evaluating if a patient will be a good candidate for refractive laser surgery.
  4. The automatic edger : cuts the lenses for your glasses and can adapt the size and shape of the lenses. It can cut all types of clear and tinted lenses, for metal, plastic and nylon thread frames.
  5. The biomicroscope (slit lamp) : is one of the instruments used by the optometrist during the basic eye exam. It is used to evaluate the anterior segment of the eyes (eyelids, cornea, crystalline lens, conjunctiva…) It is also used to evaluate the adjustment of contact lenses (in relation to the cornea, mobility and centering). Thanks to the addition of a Volk lens, this same instrument can be used to evaluate the health of the posterior segment of the eye (retina, optic nerve, macula…) The Goldmann tonometer is an annex connected to the biomicroscope that provides the evaluation of intraocular pressure, in order to detect the presence of glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
  6. Different tonometers (Goldmann and non-contact tonometers) : are used to evaluate intraocular pressure, in order to detect the presence of glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
  7. The auto-refractometer : is used during the pre-tests. It provides an estimate of the power of the eye. It also gives the optometrist the curvature of the eye.
  8. NEW AT OPTIKA! The Oculus K5 corneal Keratograph-Topograph: is used to evaluate the curvature of the cornea. It allows the detection and monitoring of the progression of certain anomalies such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration, as well as post-lasik treatments, etc. This instrument is paramount in orthokeratology treatment, and assists in establishing the parameters of rigid contact lenses. The Oculus is also used in the diagnosis and monitoring of dry eye syndrome by measuring the quantity and quality of tears, and by verifying the health of the Meibomian glands, thanks to an infrared image.
    To see a corneal topography
    Corneal topography


Monday 8:30AM-8:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM-6:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM-6:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM-8:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-4:00PM


Optika Eye Care Center
940 St-Jean, door #19, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 5N8
Tel. 514-697-4482
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