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Family Eyecare Associates

Tacoma, WA

Eye Health Technology

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Eye Health Technology, Tacoma, WA

At Family EyeCare Associates in Tacoma, Washington, we use the latest eye care technology to provide you with the best care possible. Our advanced technologies help us diagnose and manage various eye conditions more accurately and efficiently.

Here are some of the technologies we use:

Digital retinal imaging

The Eidon retinal imaging system is a high-resolution retinal camera that uses a special lens and a digital camera to take detailed pictures of the retina. This imaging system captures a larger area of the retina than traditional cameras, providing more information for diagnosis. These images help our eye doctors identify early warning signs of eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Detecting these diseases early on allows us to take corrective action and protect your vision from further damage.

Optical coherence tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique we use to diagnose a range of eye conditions. OCT uses light waves to capture images of the retina’s individual layers. With this technology, we can detect eye diseases in their early stages, before you even notice symptoms. We can also use OCT images to track the progression of a disease over time and monitor the effectiveness of treatments.

Visual field testing

A visual field test is essential for maintaining good eye health. This test measures how well you see out of the corners of your eyes, also known as your peripheral vision. Vision loss in this area is often the first sign of issues like glaucoma or retinal damage. Visual field testing can help to detect these problems early on and can also be used to monitor their progression over time.

Corneal mapping

Corneal mapping is a diagnostic technique that measures the curvature of your cornea, the clear dome-shaped lens covering the front of your eye. It helps to identify vision problems and irregularities such as astigmatism, keratoconus, and dry eye syndrome. It’s also useful for fitting contact lenses and planning surgeries like LASIK.

Dry eye diagnosis & treatment

At Family EyeCare Associates, we specialize in diagnosing and treating dry eye syndrome to ensure long-lasting relief. During a dry eye evaluation, we may use the following technologies:

OCULUS Keratograph® 5M corneal topographer

At our eye clinic, we use the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M corneal topographer to accurately diagnose dry eye. This device takes high-resolution images of your eyes and creates a 3D map of the cornea, which allows us to determine the root cause of your dry eye and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. We can also monitor the effectiveness of your dry eye treatment by comparing before and after images.

OptiLight intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy

OptiLight intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses pulses of light to target and heat the meibomian glands in the eyelids. These glands produce an oily substance that helps to keep the tears from evaporating too quickly. By heating the glands, OptiLight IPL therapy improves their functioning and stimulates oil production, which helps to relieve dry eye symptoms.

Schedule an eye exam in Tacoma, WA

If you haven’t had an eye exam in a while or have concerns about your eye health, schedule an appointment with our eye doctors in Tacoma, WA today. We’re here to make sure your eyes stay healthy, and your vision stays clear!

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Personalized Eye Exams

We tailor our eye exams to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you're looking for an adult eye exam, a contact lens evaluation, or pediatric eye care, we offer high-quality, personalized care you can trust.

Specialty Eye Care

From managing chronic eye diseases to treating common eye discomforts, Family EyeCare Associates is dedicated to providing the best eye care possible.

Optical Boutique

We offer a wide range of eyeglasses and sunglasses in Tacoma for both adults and children. If you prefer contact lenses, we offer a variety of contact lens types and brands for you to choose from.