Our Technology

At Vision Care Eye Centre, we have an assortment of technology to allow us diagnose and manage eye diseases, leading to optimal outcomes for our patients.

Automated Perimetry

Perimetry measures the function of the peripheral vision. This can detect and monitor for deficits in the peripheral vision which may be caused by conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumours or other neurological conditions.

Blephex

Blephex is an effective in-office treatment for blepharitis. It exfoliates the eyelid to remove bacteria and dead skin cells that cause chronic lid inflammation, discomfort and dry eyes. My removing the cause of inflammation, the overall health of the eyelid is improved.

Digital retinal scan (DRS)

DRS, also known as a retinal photograph, is a non-invasive, diagnostic tool that takes a picture of the retina which is the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye. It is a quick and painless way for your optometrist to monitor for changes in the health of the macula, optic nerve and blood vessels to detect for early disease changes.

Blephasteam

Blephasteam uses special goggles with moist-heat therapy to relieve the symptoms of dry eyes caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. The concentrated heat helps to unblock the meibomian glands, allowing your natural oils to flow out easier.

Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy

Slit lamp is a special microscope for the eyes which allows us to examine your eyes in fine detail for eye diseases and abnormalities. In conjunction with the DSLR camera, we can photodocument these abnormalities to aid in monitoring for potential disease progression. This may be used to document eyelid lesions, pterygiums, moles etc. 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT is a non-invasive procedure that uses light waves to take a comprehensive cross-section of the microscopic layers of your retina. It is a sensitive tool for diagnosing and monitoring for macular diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and many other retinal conditions. In most cases it is able to detect structural damage before patients notice problems themselves, and early treatment may arrest any loss of vision.

Tearscope

This device allows us to image and quantify the tear film layer, and thus can determine the deficient tear layer. This aids in diagnosing the type of dry eye disease and the appropriate treatment to manage it.

Vivid Vision

Vivid vision is a virtual reality vision training program which can help improve binocular vision in people who have amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (turned eye), convergence insufficiency or a lack of depth perception.

Corneal Topography

Topography is a special photography that gives us a 3D map of the front surface of the eyes, the cornea. It allow us to diagnose and monitor ocular surface diseases as well as a tool to help us obtain the best fit for specialty contact lenses.