Special Testing & Technology

What really sets Spring Hill Eyecare apart is that we continually strive to obtain the tools and technology to provide the highest level of care for our patients.   We can diagnose, monitor and treat many diseases right here in Spring Hill...big city technology with a hometown feel. 

The room pictured to the left is called our pretesting room.  Our technicians obtain preliminary data here before taking you to one of our four examination rooms.  The green and white instrument is the Optomap (click link for a much more detailed explanation).  At the end of 2014 we replaced the original Optomap with the newer sleeker version, called the Optomap Daytona. 

 

 

 

We have a no air puff / no eye drops method of measuring your intraocular pressure called the iCare tonometer.   This room also has one of our automated lensometers, which measure your presenting spectacle prescription.

On the left is a picture of the OPD Wavefront system. This instrument uses the most advanced digital technology available to help us better evaluate your unique vision needs. It gives us a comprehensive understanding of your complete visual system and optical pathway. This gives us a starting point for determining your prescription.  It also provides information on the shape of you cornea and can even provide topographical mapping of your cornea.  Using information from the OPD Wavefront system, we can make better recommendations to help you see more clearly. 

Phoropters allow the patient to provide subjective help us determine your prescription.  On the right is a traditional manual phoropter.  We have two examination rooms with these.  On the left is an automated Marco TRS.  This phoropter communicates with the OPD system and integrates information directly into your electronic medical record.  Three examination rooms have the automated phoropters.

At Spring Hill Eyecare we have used electronic medical records since 2008.  The computers in the exam rooms are integrated with many of the instruments we use.  The smaller electronic device in this picture is the 'remote control' for the automated phoropter.  It controls all the lens changes in the phoropter and coordinates with the appropriate eye charts.

SpecTech is a tool and app on an iPad we use to ensure a proper fit and accurate measurements for the most sophisticated custom lenses.  We can also demonstrate the difference between: progressive lens designs, lens thickness by material in your Rx, and digital vs traditional lens designs.

The instruments in this room are only used in certain circumstances.  On the right is a automated visual field analyzer.  On the left is an optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Optical Coherence Tomography, or ‘OCT’, is a technique for obtaining sub-surface images of translucent or opaque materials at a resolution equivalent to a low-power microscope. It is effectively ‘optical ultrasound’, imaging reflections from within tissue to provide cross-sectional images.

OCT is attracting interest among the medical community, because it provides tissue morphology imagery at much higher resolution (better than 10 µm) than other imaging modalities such as MRI or ultrasound.  Monitoring macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the more common uses of an OCT.  The OCT has become standard of care for monitoring many ocular diseases and those who take the medication plaquenil. 

Our practice offers MPOD testing - Macular Pigment Optical Density, which measures the density or thickness of your macular pigment.  As a modifiable risk factor, you can help manage Are-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) risks including low macular pigment.  

 

Did you know that AMD destroys central vision, is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over 55, and currently affects approximately 15 million people?  Due to the aging Baby Boomer population, the incidence of AMD is expected to triple by 2025.  While there is no cure for AMD, and its effects are irreversible, there are both modifiable and non-modifiable risks. 

 

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors for AMD:

  • Family History
  • Smoking (past or present)
  • Age

Modifiable Risk Factors:

  • Low Macular Pigment
  • Light colored skin and eyes
  • Unprotected exposure to the sun
  • Gender - females are more at risk
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet

Contact Us

Spring Hill Eyecare, PLLC
5328 Main Street
Spring Hill, TN 37174

 

Call us at 931-489-1950 or use our contact form.

Business Hours

We are open from:

 Mon: 10am - 7pm

 Tue: 10am - 7pm

 Wed: 8am-5pm

 Thu: 8am - 5pm

 Fri: 8am-12pm; 1pm- 5pm

Sat: 9am-1pm

 

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