Urban Optiks Optometry utilizes the latest cutting edge automated diagnostic and refractive exam equipment available to deliver the most precise vision correction possible. Through our advanced technology and expertise, Urban Optiks is able to deliver an experience and degree of precision not typically found in practices that utilize traditional manual eye exam equipment.
Digital Refraction System
Digital Refraction Systems are the biggest change in eyeglass prescription testing in over 50 years! The automated system provides a more accurate prescription over the traditional manual instrument and allows you to view and compare the difference between both your old and new prescriptions before you purchase your new glasses. The system also incorporates new techniques to balance the two eyes for better binocular comfort and vision. It electronically downloads the prescription into our electronic medial records and is utilized with our Digital Lens Fitting equipment.
This tri-functional device combines an autorefractor, autokeratometer, and a corneal mapping system all in one instrument! The autorefractor is a machine used to quickly measure a person’s refractive error and prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it bounces off the back of a person’s eye. The keratometer is used to determine the shape of the cornea. It does this by looking at the reflection of light off of the cornea at sixteen different points. These measurements are used to diagnose conditions such as astigmatism , Keratoconus, corneal scarring and corneal distortion. A keratometer is commonly used to fit contact lenses as well.
This device reads the power of your existing lenses and uploads the information into our digital refraction system so that you may compare your existing prescription to your new prescription. It easily allows you to see how your prescription has changed. It gives the most accurate reading of your lenses as opposed to a manual lensometer which is subject to human error. We also use this device to verify that all lenses returning from our labs are fabricated as prescribed.
Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera
The retinal camera is designed to obtain high resolution color and monochrome images of the retina and the anterior segment of the human eye including the optic nerve, blood vessels, nerve fibre layer, and the macula. It aides in the ability to detect and accurately diagnose the early stages of many diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertension and diabetics. The use of retinal photography, in most cases, eliminates the need for patients to have their eye dilated during the exam.
Digital Slit Lamp
The digital slit lamp is a binocular instrument consisting of a high-intensity light source that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into your eye. It is used in conjunction with a biomicroscope and a digital imaging device. The lamp facilitates an examination of the anterior segment and posterior segment of the human eye, which includes the eyelid, sclera, conjunctiva, iris, natural crystalline lens, and cornea. The slit-lamp examination provides a stereoscopic magnified view your eye’s structures in detail, enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions including cataracts.
Visual Field Analyzer
Zeiss Humphrey FDT (Frequency Doubling Technology)
Visual field testing is one of the main diagnostic tools used to provide information about your visual function and quality of vision. Functional testing of the retina utilizing contrast sensitivity (shades of dark and light) measures the field of view and peripheral vision which aids in determining the early detection and staging of many diseases including glaucoma.
Non-Contact Computerized Tonometer
Tonometry is a procedure where the fluid pressure inside your eye is measured to determine the intraocular pressure (IOP) which is used to evaluate your risk for glaucoma. Non-contact tonometry (also know as the “air-puff test’) is a an anesthetic-free test which eliminates the need for drops to be applied to your eyes. Our computerized non-contact tonometry delivers the most reliable results of this type of testing.
Visual And UV Light Transmission Reader
Ultraviolet radiations are known to be harmful to the eyes and the visible light is important in determining the brightness of your field of vision. Urban Optiks can check the quality assurance marks engraved on the ophthalmic lenses and confirm the transmittance of radiations around the two wavelengths of 380nm and 550nm which are considered as important for people
Digital Lens Fitting
Zeiss i.Terminal 2
Lens fitting plays a key role in maximizing your visual comfort, as fitting errors can cause up to a 40% loss in lens performance. Traditionally, manual fittings were measured in more than 1mm increments and were limited to only using the pupillary distance and ocular height in calculating the final prescription placement for your lenses. Now, with the iTerminal 2 technology, we are able to measure vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt, posture & wrap and capture all the fitting/alignment data necessary with a precision of 0.1 mm – resulting in a fully-customized and completely accurate digital lens experience.
Electronic Medical Records Software
Officemate & Examwriter by Eyefinity
Urban Optiks utilizes two of the most trusted and widely used optometric management software systems available to ensure a fully digital operating environment which allows us to seamlessly communicate with our patients, labs, pharmacies and insurance companies. All electronic medical records (EMR) and personal information is maintained through this software on secure servers under the strictest HIPPA compliance.
Discover how Urban Optiks Optometry combines all of this technology to provide you with the most comprehensive eye examination possible.