We at Weisman Optometrists hope that you and your family are well.
Your well-being and that of our staff are our top priority. We are scheduling fewer patient visits than normal to keep down the number of patients in our office at one time, and seating will be spread out throughout our office to better maintain social distance.
We ask you to reschedule if you have a fever, cough, flu like symptoms or if you have been with someone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks. We are wearing masks, gloves as needed, we are sanitizing our hands frequently and we provide hand sanitizer. In accordance with the American optometric Association guidelines, we are asking that you come wearing a mask even if you are vaccinated.
We are cleaning instruments, surfaces and furniture in between all patient interactions. Please be assured that we are taking every precaution to protect our patients, doctors and staff. With your support we will continue to provide you with the highest level of care that you have been accustomed to all these years at Weisman Optometrists.
Digital Retinal Photography
For many years we have been taking photos of the retina, the nerve tissue of the eye that produces vision, in order to detect retinal disease as early as possible. Digital photos have amazing quality and the detail that can be computer stored and viewed at any time. Due to this technology, we are now able to examine the retina and detect disease even earlier than before.
Glaucoma is a blinding disease of the eye. Things we look at to detect glaucoma are eye pressure, the optic nerve, and peripheral vision. Peripheral vision loss is the end result of glaucoma and is preceded by a thinning of the nerve fiber layer. Nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness is measured with a scanning laser called a GDX. We are now measuring nerve fiber layer thickness with a GDX to detect glaucoma earlier than ever before.
Our newest automated instrument gives a computerized eye glass prescription to reduce the amount of patient decision making required during the doctors examination.