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A Kelowna optometry practice has added the latest and most up to date addition to their eye care practice with a new optical scanning device.
Tutt Street Optometry will now have the new Nidek 4-in-1 machine, which is the most advanced optical scanning device in the eye care world today, in terms of accuracy and convenience. The Nidek combines into a single machine the ability for the doctor to conduct four different measurements with the same device. The Nidek optical scanning device is able to measure the curvature of a patient's corneal surface, the refractive error of the eye, which represents a person's farsightedness or nearsightedness and whether they have astigmatism, central corneal thickness in nanometers and intraocular pressure (IOP), to deliver a fast and comprehensive view of a patient's general overall eye health.
"The convenience for the patient is that all four measurements are performed while sitting at the same instrument rather than having to move between four separate instruments,” said Dr. Greg Wallace, Optometrist at Tutt Street Optometry. “This is also better for the eye doctor since he/she doesn't have to re-position the patient for each test, which saves valuable time and ensures the accuracy of all four scans so long as the patient is positioned properly at the beginning. The whole procedure is quick and painless, and typically is completed within a single minute."
By performing all four tests together this can increase not only patient ease but the accuracy in discovering eye conditions that might otherwise have gone undetected.