One of the most important technologies developed over the last decade for eye care, an OCT scans the layers of the eye to accurately diagnose and monitor ocular disease and assist with fitting specialty contact lenses. Our advanced device simultaneous takes a digital image of the retinal during scans for improved efficiency.
Digital LED Biomicroscope
This device is what our therapeutic optometrist Mr Alex Petty uses to examine your eyes under high magnification. Alex's top-of-the-line biomicroscope uses LED illumination and has an advanced Canon SLR camera attached for photography and video of your eye conditions.
IPL Treatment for Dry Eye
Bay Eye Care is the first practice in Tauranga that has invested in an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device for treating dry eye. This machine directs sequenced light pulses to stimulate the oil glands in the eyelids and help them regain more normal function.
TearLab Osmolarity Testing
New to the clinic in late 2018, Bay Eye Care is the first practice in the area to use the TearLab system to measure the osmolarity (concentration of salts) of your tears - a proven biomarker for dry eye disease.
Visual Fields Assessment
In conditions like glaucoma and retinal disease it is very important to be able to measure how well your peripheral vision is working. Although this testing is not thrilling to perform our modern visual field machines make the process as efficient and accurate as possible.
Eye Pressure Measurement
Measuring the pressure of the fluid in the eye (IOP) is one of the most important components of an eye examination. Monitoring IOP over time is essential to manage the condition glaucoma. Unlike older technologies that require numbing of the eye or use an uncomfortable jet of air, we employ the newest ICare device which can barely be felt during measurement.
Blepharitis Microdermal Abrasion Treatment
Blepharitis can be a challenging condition to control as the build up of debris on the lash margin can be difficult to remove with treatments at home. We use a specialised BlephEx tool to gently remove this inflammatory material in our practice with a motorised medical microsponge, offering welcome relief for patients.
Digital Compound Microscopy
Not many optometry practices have a compound microscope! Some patients with blepharitis have evidence of a micro-organism called demodex. We can visualise under the microscope after we remove an infected eyelash. This helps us confirm the diagnosis and monitor for improvement in your condition.
Automated Vision Testing
Gone are the days of having your vision and prescription checked at the optometrist with what looks and feels like a medieval instrument of torture. At Bay Eye Care we use computerised charts, remotes and lenses to speed up the process and ensure the measurements we find are as accurate as possible.
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