Commitment to Advanced Technology
When you visit Advancd Eyecare of Andover, you’ll notice something different about our office—technology. We believe the only way to deliver on our commitment to excellent care is to utilize the best and newest eye care technology at every stage of the eye care process. Some of the advancements in technology you can expect are:
Digital Retinal Photography:
A specialized digital imaging system is used to create a high definition digital photograph of your retina and optic nerve, which are located on the inside of your eye. This technology provides extremely important information which may help in ruling out diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and changes due to diabetes and high blood pressure. Having digital retinal photos performed every year is also the best way to monitor for the smallest of changes in your ocular health. As a result, Dr. Herve encourages all patients to undergo digital retinal photography on an annual basis.
This new technology uses scans of the cornea to create a computerized topography or map of the front part of your eye. This map shows any irregularities in shape or the presence of astigmatism that may affect contact lenses. The test is also the best way to detect rare corneal diseases such as Keratoconus.
Computerized Automated Refractor:
Gives an automated and objective measurement of your new glasses prescription which Dr. Herve will fine tune to provide a final result
Automated Visual Field Perimetry:
This is a computerized machine that measures the sensitivity in your peripheral vision. We utilize two different instruments to detect and monitor changes due to glaucoma, as well certain neurological conditions.
Wavefront Aberrometry and Pupillometry:
The optical performance of the human eye is not ideal: it has long been recognized that it is diffraction limited only for relatively small pupil diameters. For larger diameter pupils the aberrations of the eye’s optics come into play, limiting visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. With the development of new surgical techniques for correcting the optics of the eye, there has been a renewed interest in developing accurate, reproducible techniques for measuring the wave-front aberrations of the human eye as well as for studying changes in the optics of the eye with age. Ultimately, this technology will play a greater service by providing more accurate optical products for our patients both now and in the future.
Computerized Patient Records System:
All of our automated machines are linked via an intra-office server and a computer based patient records system. This means no more paper records which can be lost or damaged. This also means no more messy and hard to read doctor notes. We also back up our records system on a daily basis to ensure that no records are ever lost.
Call us at (763) 434-4948 to schedule an appointment at our Andover clinic in the Minneapolis metro area.