Here, with state of the art equipment, we assess your eyes, not only for the prescription of your glasses or contact lenses, but also the health of your eyes. Our professional experience enables us find the best lenses for you in terms of visual comfort and performance.
The Fundus Camera
Fundus is the bottom or base of anything. In medicine, it is a general term for the inner lining of a hollow organ. The ocular fundus is the inner lining of the eye made up of the Sensory Retina, the Retinal Pigment Epithelium, Bruch’s Membrane, and the Choroid.
Fundus photography documents the retina, the neurosensory tissue in our eyes which translates the optical images we see into the electrical impulses our brain understands. The retina can be photographed directly as the pupil is used as both an entrance and exit for the fundus camera’s illuminating and imaging light rays. The patient sits at the fundus camera with their chin in a chin rest and their forehead against the bar. The optometrist focuses and aligns the fundus camera. A flash fires as the optometrist presses the shutter release, creating a fundus photograph like the picture above. Ophthalmologists use these retinal photographs to follow, diagnose, and treat eye diseases.