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Advancements in Eye Care

Advance Eye Care Center is at the forefront of new technology. Our optometrists keep themselves current and up-to-date with treatment options and equipment.

Our goal is to always advance. We advance our knowledge, our technology, and your experience. 

Featured Technology

The Essilor Wave Analyzer Medica (WAM) 800 is a multi-instrument that combines many measurements and functions into one unit. This device assists with:

Technology for Myopia Control

The Topcon MYAH measures axial length, the elongation of the eyeball, to determine the progression of myopia. This device lets us personalize treatment recommendations depending on the speed of elongation and axial length changes

Technology for Comprehensive Eye Exams

We make use of technology so that your eye exams are anything but ordinary. Optos optomap imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) are two of the pieces of equipment we use. 

OCT is like an ultrasound, but with light instead of sound. It is a noninvasive imaging test that takes a cross-section picture of your retina. The machine scans your eye—but does not touch it. The purpose of the images produced by the scan is to examine the layers of your retina, in order to measure their thickness.

Images with OCT can be taken either with or without your eyes being dilated. Depending on the thickness of the retinal layers, we can determine your risk level for several eye diseases. Age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease are just 2 of the issues we can observe using this technology. 

Other conditions we may diagnose using OCT are macular holes, macular puckers, and vitreomacular traction.

The other eye exam imaging device we use is the optomap by Optos. This device takes ultra-widefield photos of your retina. Much like OCT, it is noninvasive and nothing ever touches your eye. More than 80% of your retina is captured in the images we take.

See this technology in action. Book an appointment today.

Technology for Contact Lenses

Contact lens exams involve some additional measurements, to make sure we get the right lenses for your unique eyes.

We use a keratometer to determine your corneal curvature. This measurement tells us what size your contact lenses should be. 

Corneal topography lets us inspect the surface of your cornea. Remember the maps you looked at in geography class? It’s like that, but for your eyes. Corneas are normally smooth, but if corneal topography shows some deviation from that smoothness, it will impact the type of lens we recommend.

The Visioffice 2 from Essilor is a digital measurement device used to properly fit lenses of all types. It takes personalized visual behavioural measurements, helping us understand how your eyes move when you view the world around you. 

Visioffice measures the way your eyes move across the lens and how you move your head when looking at objects. These measurements let us prescribe a lens that works with your eyes, rather than forcing your eyes to adapt to a lens. Behavioural measurements are especially important when we prescribe Varilux Xclusive lenses.

Technology for Eye Diseases

The technology we have invested in allows us to diagnose a variety of eye diseases and conditions, before they lead to loss of sight. The earlier we catch diseases, the better the patient outcome.

AdaptDx accurately and comfortably measures dark adaptation—how quickly the eye regains its sensitivity to the dark after exposure to bright lights.

This can detect the presence of AMD 2-4 years before clinical signs and before it can cause irreversible damage.

Glaucoma often involves high intraocular pressure (IOP), so when we are testing for the condition, we look to your IOP to assess your risk.

Pachymetry measures your corneal thickness, which can have an impact on your IOP. We use this in combination with IOP tests to get an accurate representation of your eye health. For example, if your corneas are thin, you may have artificially low IOP readings, and if your corneas are thick, your IOP readings may be artificially high.

Non-contact tonometry is also known as the “air puff” test. This test measures how much air pressure is needed to flatten the corneas.

Using the Essilor Wave Analyzer Medica (WAM) 800, we can get a detailed look at the eye’s lens and determine its opacity. Hardened, opaque lenses indicate the presence of cataracts.

Technology for Trigeminal Dysphoria

To check for eye misalignment and the presence of Trigeminal Dysphoria, we use SightSync. The device can tell us if Neurolenses would benefit the patient.

See Our Technology in Action

We are a tech-forward practice, always investing in the newest innovations and keeping up to date on advancements in the field. Come and see our technology today.

OUR LOCATIONS

AECC Regina

  • 3617B Pasqua Street
  • Regina, SK S4S 6W8

*in July and August we are closed on Saturdays and open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Thursdays

AECC Grenfell

  • 721 Stella Street
  • Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0

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Myopia is the most common cause of distance refractive errors worldwide. Due to the rise in myopia prevalence over the past few decades and the sight-threatening issues associated with extreme myopia, such as cataracts, and glaucoma myopia has become a significant public health concern. This leaves people looking for ways to reduce symptoms. Myopia, also […]

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To maintain good health, you go for regular checkups at the doctor. The same is true for getting eye examinations. Of course, if you notice a decline in your vision or you’re having issues, you go see the eye doctor. But comprehensive eye exams are meant to be proactive, not reactive. When it comes to […]

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