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Advanced Technology

Family Eye Center is dedicated to providing the latest in state-of-the-art technology. This technology allows us to provide the best possible service to each of our patients we serve in our offices of Luverne and Troy, AL and the surrounding areas of Brundidge, Elba and Brantley, AL. The following listing provides a brief overview of the technology that we use each day. Please call us at 334.566.2020 if you have additional questions.

FDT

FDT

This is a screening visual field device that detects loss of one’s peripheral vision. Useful in screening patients for abnormalities like glaucoma, stroke, aneurysms, pituitary tumors, and drooping eyelids.

Optomap

Optomap

The Optomap is a laser assisted retinal imaging device that, in many cases, ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR DILATION. It is the only instrument of its kind in Pike County and allows for a 200 degree view of a patient’s retina – and all without the irritating drops!

Retinal Camera

Retinal Camera

Our retinal camera is able to capture digital images of your retina so that our doctors are able to accurately document abnormalities in your eye health. It is extremely useful in documenting diseases that damage the retina such as diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

OCT

OCT

The OCT is a highly specialized instrument that takes laser scans of the retinal layers in order to detect subtleties that lie below the retina which can often go undetected. It allows our doctors to more definitively diagnose diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma and often, alerts them to early changes in the retina so as to help ward off potential threats to your vision.

Humphrey VF

Humphrey VF

The Humphrey Visual Field is the gold standard in our profession for measuring defects in your peripheral vision. It serves the same function as the FDT, however, on a far more detailed level.

Topographer

Topographer

The topographer is useful in detecting problems with the cornea. It takes several digital photos and produces a map of the contours of your cornea. This allows our doctors to more accurately fit the “hard-to-fit” contact lens patient. In addition, we are able to monitor corneal diseases with this instrument like keratoconus and Fuch’s dystrophy.

Macuscope

Densitometer

The densitometer is cutting edge technology that allows our doctors to assess one’s risk for developing macular degeneration in the future by measuring pigment optical density (or MPOD) which is a key risk factor for the development of macular degeneration. We were the first in Pike County to own this instrument. If it is determined that you are at risk, our doctors then can make recommendations as to how to minimize your risks of developing macular degeneration.

lipiflow machine

Lipiflow

LipiFlow ® is a new treatment for dry eye that restores the lipid layer of the tear film, so the tears function better. While there are multiple choices available for treating MGD, LipiFlow is the only FDA-approved treatment for removing gland blockages and restoring gland function.