Dr. Sciberras offers digital retinal imaging technology. Our fully automated retinal camera allows us to take wide-field images of the retina and optic nerve head, with great resolution and color accuracy. With this technology, retinal photographs can be taken without dilating eye drops and even in the presence of cataracts. The application allows us to store, review and enhance the images to clearly document eye health. Serial photos can be compared to detect any changes to the retina and optic nerve at future visits. Images will be emailed to you for personal records or to share with other health care providers. This technology will benefit you with earlier diagnosis and more accurate eye health documentation. We have added Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to our suite of diagnostic and eye health monitoring capabilities.
1. Auto-refraction: the instrument focuses light into the patient’s eye and measures the amount of light reflected by the eye’s retina. In so doing, the instrument is able to provide an accurate estimate of the patient’s prescription, which the doctor can then use as a guide in helping determine and fine-tune the final prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses. This measurement takes only a few seconds to complete, and is performed on all patients prior to seeing the doctor for their eye exam.
2. Auto-keratometry: the instrument measures the curvature of the cornea, or front of the eye, to determine contact lens fitting and optical integrity of the eye.
3. Eye Pressure and Corneal Thickness Readings: the eye’s internal pressure is measured with a soft stream of air and the corneal thickness is measured simultaneously, which relates information to deduce glaucoma risk and laser eye surgery candidacy.
This recent acquisition represents a significant shift in the exam process. The digital refraction system offers more accurate and a less time-consuming determination of your spectacle prescription. It also enables immediate one-touch comparison of your new prescription compared to your current spectacles. Prescription determinations can be frustrating for patients, but this system makes the process faster, more precise and easier for the patient to make subjective choices.
Visual Field analyzer
The Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer uses frequency doubling technology to quickly measure a patient’s peripheral vision and optical nerve pathway integrity. This particular device uses your vision’s sensitivity to movement to measure your peripheral vision as an aid and screening tool to diagnose glaucoma, optic nerve disease, as well as functional impact of stroke and head injuries.
SPECTACLE LENS ANALYZER
This instrument is the VX40 automated lensometer. Its function is to measure the power of your spectacle lenses. It can detect and analyze bifocals, progressive, and single vision lenses. It is compatible with all lens technologies and brands. The VX40 analyzes progressive and free-form lenses and then illustrates the measurements in the form of a topographic map of the power ranges across the lens. Computerized lens mapping allows us to check all glasses for accuracy, design and aberrations. We verify all new lenses in this way to ensure accuracy and quality of all the eye wear we dispense. If you have any issues with your glasses dispensed from us, please contact us so we can remedy them.
The EYE GIFs System is a patient education software app that provides interactive eye anatomy animations to complement the doctor’s explanation of your eye exam findings. This helps each patient fully understand their diagnosis, risks and treatment options, allowing them to easily grasp otherwise difficult eye-related concepts. It is very useful in explaining cataracts and its surgical correction, glaucoma, refractive errors and their correction, eyelid and tear flow problems, retinal and vitreous detachments.
Smart Mirror & optikam
Our new Ipad application has four major benefits that we are happy to provide our patients as a complementary service. First, the app allows our patients to try on glasses so that they can be viewed while wearing their own eyeglasses. The images can be emailed to family and friends for second opinions as well. Up to four frame styles can be compared simultaneously. The app also serves as a great visual educational tool on the different lens technologies and coatings that are available to them. It also allows us to show how thick the lenses will look based on a particular combination of prescription and frame choice. Last, but definitely not least, it allows us to take the precise frame and eye measurements to take full advantage of today’s digital lens technologies. This tool thereby allows us to provide superior, more accurate eyewear delivery and ultimately greater patient satisfaction in their visual outcome.
We offer periciliary eyelid scaling or blepharoexfoliation to remove bacteria, crust, and debris from the eyelash base and lid margins, thereby clearing the meibomian glands to improve important oil secretions. Meibomian gland dysfunction is the most common cause of dry eye.
The blepharo-exfoliating process is done with a safe, hand-held device that spins a surgical-grade, moistened, sterile micro-sponge along the eyelash roots and lid margins. This 10 minute procedure removes years of biofilm buildup to help improve eyelid hygiene, increase oil secretions important to the tear film, leading to improved eye health and comfort. In a retrospective study, patients that underwent treatment had a 56% improvement in symptoms, 39% improvement in dry eye signs, and more than three second improvement in tear film stability.
When either the quantity or quality of secreted tears is compromised, a more concentrated tear film results (known as increased osmolarity).
The I-Pen is a quick and safe electronic device used to measure your tear film osmolarity, or the concentration of dissolved salts in your tears. An elevated concentration places stress on ocular surfaces, namely the corneal epithelium and the bulbar conjunctiva. Knowing the tear film osmolarity is useful in cases of dry eye symptoms and the presence of ocular surface disorders and for pre/post-surgical patients (eg. LASIK or cataract surgery), and for managing dry eye therapy over time.