Eye Care Technology
in Seattle & bellingham
Of course, while it’s our job to know how these machines work, we understand they may seem intimidating to patients. We’re always happy to answer your questions, but for your convenience, we decided to take the time to describe the various pieces of advanced technology we use, explaining exactly how each of these machines help us look for developing eye conditions and spot opportunities to support the lasting health of your eyes.
Here are some of the tools your eye doctors may use during your eye exam:
Optos® Daytona: Wide-Angle Retinal Camera
This camera gives your optometrist a wide-angle view of your retina and takes a snapshot of your eye. It’s extremely useful for checking on your eye health, but to anyone aside from a trained eye doctor, the photos it takes may look like a thunderstorm.
Tomey RT-7000: Autorefractor / Keratometer / Topographer
A true three-in-one machine, the RT-7000 autorefractor and keratometer measure the front of your eye, which gives your eye doctor a good starting point for understanding your refraction — a major component in your vision prescription. The topographer maps your cornea’s physical features (much like an explorer might map a mountain range) so that your optometrist can fit you in the proper contact lenses.
Octopus 600: Visual Field Tester
We use the Octopus 600 to test your peripheral vision — which is more important than you might think. If you notice that your vision range has changed, or is changing, you should contact a doctor immediately — this is often related to systemic diseases in the brain.
icare® Tonometer: Intraocular Pressure Tester
This machine measures your intraocular pressure (IOP) — also known as internal eye pressure — without having to use eye drops or endure the discomfort of the conventional “air puff test.”
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C Fast Optometry
4254 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
C Fast Optometry
1303 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Saturday: 10am - 5pm
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