Winchester Optical utilizes the latest state-of-the art technologies in eyecare available to ensure the best possible vision for every patient.
Our technologies include Retinal Cameras, iCare Tonometers, Corneal Topography, Optikam and Anterior Segment Photography.
Have you ever wanted to see inside your own eye? Now you can! Our office uses retinal photography to take a picture of the posterior (back) segment of the eye. In this photograph, we can see your optic nerve, blood vessels, retina, and macula. Dr. Deering will use this to assess the health of these structures, much like a dentist will use a set of x-rays to assess the health of your teeth. This is especially neat when you consider that the inside of your eye is the only place in the body a doctor can see actual nerve tissue and blood vessels without cutting anything open!
Here at Winchester Optical, we now offer the latest in digital measuring equipment, the Optikam. When you purchase a new pair of eyeglasses, you want them to be measured as accurately as possible. The Optikam uses digital photography and motion capture technology to measure your glasses to the 0.1 of a millimeter, versus the traditional 0.5 mm. The device allows us to easily take optical measurements, such as where your eye is centered in relation to the glasses, how far the glasses are from your face, the tilt of the glasses, and the curve of the frame against your face. We are also able to offer you instant feedback of how you look in up to four pairs of glasses via an application that allows pictures to be viewed by the near- or far-sighted patient. Between our highly trained and knowledgeable staff, and the use of top-tier technology, we are proud to guarantee you the clearest vision, and the best fit, in your new glasses.
A tonometer is the machine that measures your eye pressure. Most people think of it as that big puff of air, or that bright blue light, at the end of your eye exam. The iCare tonometer is a handheld device that allows Dr. Deering to check your eye pressure without using drops or blasting air. This new machine is so patient-friendly that he can even take eye pressure measurements on children. So show no fear – the eye puff is gone!
Corneal topography is one of the most important tests that is done for our contact lens patients, and has been the cornerstone of the contact lens fitting philosophy here at Winchester Optical since the early 1990s. This test makes a detailed map of the curves of your cornea (the clear, front surface of your eye where the contact lens sits.) This information allows us to ensure that every contact lens fits perfectly, and at follow-up exams, confirms that your contact lens is not negatively affecting the cornea. This machine is also paramount in quickly detecting corneal diseases, such as keratoconus.
When you are placing a medical device in your eye every day, even the tiniest change in your cornea can make a huge difference to your daily comfort, vision, and health of your eye. To monitor your cornea from one visit to the next, we use a state-of-the-art camera mounted on a microscope to take pictures of the anterior (front) part of your eye. This microscope mounted camera is also great for monitoring the progression of cataracts, dry eye disease, blepharitis or any other conditions ailing the front portion of your eye.