Cutting-edge Eye Examinations
At Bay Eye Care we embrace the use of technology and cutting-edge treatments to benefit our patients. Our therapeutic optometrist Mr Alex Petty's consulting room is arguably one of the best equipped in New Zealand.
Some of the premium equipment routinely used at Bay Eye Care includes:
This machine accurately measures the shape of the front of the eye (the cornea) to help us fit contact lenses, assess dry eye and diagnose and monitor corneal disease such as keratoconus. It is especially useful to monitor the corneal reshaping process when you are fitted with orthokeratology contact lenses.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Please be aware that some of the specialised equipment or treatments mentioned above are not included in the standard price of a consultation. More information about these additional charges can be found in our Bay Eye Care fee structure page.