The doctors at West Michigan Eye & Laser are committed to being on the cutting-edge of vision technology. We continually invest in state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment. Our doctors and staff are rigorously trained to ensure that we’re doing everything we can to improve our patient’s vision and quality of life. We know our focus on technology is worth the investment, and our patients tell us they can truly see the difference!
Nidek OPD-III Marco Epic Refraction System
This system allows our office to gather highly accurate diagnostic and refractive information in just a few minutes. The machine creates a simulated image showing patients the difference in vision between their recommended and current prescriptions. The data gathered aids our office in achieving your best eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions.
OPD-III technology is also utilized to better serve our patients electing to have cataract surgery. It is five devices combined in one unit – a Keratometer, Pupilometer, Corneal Topographer, Auto Refractor and Wavescan Aberrometer. All of these devices provide data used in the calculation of your intraocular lens before the time of surgery. The OPD-III can offer valuable information to patients with astigmatism or those who are considering multifocal lens technology. West Michigan Eye & Laser is the only practice in this area to offer this new technology.
VISUCAM NM/FA Fundus Camera
The VISUCAM is a groundbreaking device that enables full color 3-D imaging of the eye without the need for dilation. The fundus photography captures detailed pictures of the retina and optic nerve, allowing our doctors to develop comprehensive assessments and individualized management plans for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.
Cirrus HD-OCT 5000
The Cirrus HD-OCT 5000 features FastTrac retinal tracking, enabling high-resolution 3-D digital images to be captured of the retina, optic nerve, and the anterior chamber. Additionally, to meet the needs of advanced ocular care, the system is configured to track the retinal pigment epithelial cell and ganglion nerve cell integrity. This assists our doctors in managing diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and other conditions that can develop within the retina.
IOL Master 500
The IOL Master 500 is a device used to measure the length and the curvature of the eye before cataract surgery. It determines what intraocular lens options are most beneficial to you for your upcoming cataract procedure. This cutting-edge technology is particularly important for patients who have undergone LASIK, PRK, and other vision correction procedures.
VISULAS YAG III Combi Laser
This versatile laser can be used to care for a variety of conditions. Patients who have diabetes, certain types of glaucoma, and those who have undergone cataract surgery can benefit from its function.
Cataract patients in their postoperative status often develop Posterior Capsule Opacification also known as a secondary cataract. The VISULAS YAG III Combi Laser is a type of cold laser used to create a small opening in the center of the capsule, allowing a clear area for light to enter the eye. The procedure is painless, requires no anesthesia, and most patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision. Contact our office if you have undergone cataract surgery and are experiencing diminished quality of vision such as blurred vision, or glare from lights and sun.
Patients with diabetes who have active retinal disease can also often benefit from this unique technology. The device uses a gentle beam of light to seal and eliminate leaking blood vessels that are damaging the retina. If you are diabetic it is important to have regular evaluations to assure your eye health is stable.
Humphrey Matrix 800
This visual field machine detects early visual field loss in patients. It is most useful for patients believed to be showing symptoms of glaucoma and other disorders associated with ocular, retinal, and neurological causes. This system uses Frequency Doubling Technology that detects even trace amounts of damage to the tissues of the visual system. This technology allows painless and effective testing and usually take less than 5 minutes for both eyes. To learn more and to schedule testing please contact our office.
Humphrey HFA II-i
The HFA II-i is a high resolution visual field device that is particularly useful in detecting and monitoring disturbances that are commonly related to eye diseases of the retina, optic nerve, and other structures related to the visual pathways. This technology helps our doctors determine the stage of a disease, its rate of progression, and the patient’s risk of future vision loss. By closely monitoring changes in the eye, the HFA II-i can aid our doctors in preventing irreversible vision loss.
Lumenis Selecta II SLT Laser
This laser is used to help treat patients who have open-angle glaucoma by using light energy focused on the drainage system of the eye. The laser initiates a chemical and biological change in the tissues that result in improved drainage of fluid and lower intraocular pressure. The level of effectiveness is comparable to that of medications that are also used to treat glaucoma. Unlike medications, which are often needed daily, the effects of the SLT laser typically last anywhere from 2-5 years and can be safely repeated. If you have glaucoma and would like to know more about this option please schedule an evaluation today.