We know of no optometry practice in Central Texas that has finer, more extensive diagnostic instruments. Master Eye Associates goes beyond the standard of care and beyond state-of-the-art.
At Master Eye Associates we believe that having leading edge, breakthrough
technology is a way of showing that we care about you. The only way to
provide you the absolute best care is to have the best diagnostic technology. No doctor can provide an accurate diagnosis without the proper instruments in which to perform the needed testing. If the diagnosis is not correct the proper treatment cannot be provided!
Our Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomographer provides an image resolution 200% better than an MRI.
Tomography instrument and its many advantages. Like an x-ray, only much better, it allows us to look deep inside the layers of the retina to more accurately diagnose disease at the earliest possible time.
Specular microscopy is only available in less than 0.5% of eye doctor offices in the U.S. This instrument is critical to diagnose numerous serious corneal diseases that can be potentially vision threatening. The eye doctors at Master Eye Associates are on the leading edge of diagnosing corneal diseases using the high powered specular microscope, which enables our optometrist experts to view the posterior cornea with unparalleled magnification up to 440x!
Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) provides an exceptional 200 degree wide angle view of the inside of the eye (retina) to allow our eye care professionals the ability to evaluate the surface area of the retina, optic nerve and even the vitreous area at the retina interface. The terrific diagnostic capability is accomplished without having to dilate the pupil of the eye.
The following list highlights some of the instruments available at Master Eye offices:
|Corneal Diseases||Specular Microscopy||Diagnosis of corneal diseases early enough to avoid sight threatening complications|
|Retina diseases & Diabetic Retinopathy||Digital Retinal Imaging/Retinal Photography||Monitor possible retinal tumors, assist in diagnosis of retina disorders|
Ocular Coherence Tomography (spectral domain) and GDxVCC Scanning Laser Polarimeter
One of the world’s most sophisticated instruments for glaucoma detection. Can diagnose glaucoma 5-6 years earlier than other methods.
|Ocular Hypertension / Glaucoma||Non-contact Tonometer||Accurate, objective measurements of intra-ocular pressure in the eye|
|Ocular Hypertension / Glaucoma||Applanation Tonometer||Accurate measurements of ocular pressure|
|Corneal Thickness for glaucoma and refractive surgery/LASIK evaluation||Ultrasound Pachometer||Determine significant risk factor for glaucoma and determine LASIK candidacy|
|Glaucoma, retinal disease, neurological disorders||Humphrey Computerized Visual Field Analyzer||Evaluate loss of visual fields or reduction in sensitivity of retinal tissue to detect various diseases.|
|Glaucoma, retinal disease, neurological disorders||Welch-Allyn Frequency Doubling Technology Field Analyzer||Screening of visual fields or reduction in sensitivity of retinal tissue to detect various diseases.|
|Unexplained vision loss, keratoconus, contact lens problems, irregular astigmatism, contact lens prescriptions||Corneal Topographer||Precise measurement of the anterior corneal surface topography. Most accurate method to design contact lenses.|
|LASIK candidate evaluation and Keratoconus evaluations||Orbscan IIz||Cannot have LASIK safely without this test although most doctors DO NOT HAVE this instrument!|
|Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Iritis and other anterior eye diseases||Slit Lamp Biomicroscope||Illuminated high magnification system for excellent view of the eye|
|Retinal diseases and Glaucoma||Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope||
|Diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments, vein and artery occlusions and glaucoma||Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope||Analyzes a 200 degree wide view of the retina for more accurate diagnosis. Does this without having to dilate the pupil of the eye.|
|Dry Eye Syndrome, Keratoconjunctivits sicca, superficial punctate keratitis||Dry Eye Tests, Quick Zone, Fluorescein Tear Break Up Test||Diagnoses dry, irritated eyes due to tear flow complications|
|Refractive errors (Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism)||Refractor (phoropter)||Conventional method used to subjectively evaluate for eyeglass prescriptions|
|Refractive errors (Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism)||Computerized auto-refractor||Computerized objective refraction|
|Contact Lens prescriptions||Computerized auto-keratometer||Measurement of the central area of the cornea to assist in prescribing contact lenses|
|Evaluate current glasses prescription||Computerized auto-lensometer||Used to assist in accurately prescribing contacts and eyewear|
|Ocular Foreign body removal||Alger brush / spud instrument||Allows removal of foreign material and rust in the cornea from metallic objects|
|Color vision defects||Color Vision Test||Evaluate for color deficiency|
|Depth Perception||Stereopsis Binocular Test||Evaluate depth perception / binocular function of the eyes|
|Dry eye evaluation and treatment||Lacrimal (tear duct) Dilator||Used to allow insertion of temporary or permanent punctal plugs to treat dry eyes|
Retinal Photography / Digital retinal and internal eye images
Slit-Lamp Biomicroscope for detailed examination of internal and external eye conditions
Computerized automatic refraction system
Computerized tonometer to assess intra-ocular fluid pressure, one of the risk factors for glaucoma.
Computerized lensometer for the most accurate determination of existing optical/eyeglass lens prescriptions