Eye Exam Technology
at Bristol Family Eyecare

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Eye Exam Technology
at Bristol Family Eyecare

One of the ways we show our dedication to our patients is by continually investing in the latest new technologies on the market and incorporating them into our practice. When we bring more accurate, precise, and patient-friendly tech to Bristol Family Eyecare, it enables us to zero in on any potential issues and help solve them quicker.
Eye Exam Technology

Our Eye Exam Technology

Our commitment is to use the latest devices in each one of our offices so that we can provide an ever-increasing standard of care. Below, you can learn more about some of the issues we identify and prevent using the latest technology — and a little about some of the devices we use to accomplish this.

Retinal Health

The retina is a wall of thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of your eye. Long-term retinal health is extremely important because there are numerous diseases that can affect this part of your eye and cause permanent vision loss. Some of the most common retinal conditions include age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy.

At Bristol Family Eyecare, we use a trio of cutting-edge devices in order to look at your retinal health from every angle possible:

OPTOS Ultra-Widefield Imaging

OPTOS imaging is a way for us to see the whole picture of your retina. This image is done with an ultra-wide field of view, allowing us to see if there’s anything that we need to take a closer look at.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) lets us see a cross-section of the retina. We look for any changes in the thickness and condition of the layers in this part of the eye — which can be signs of a retinal disease.

Retinal Imaging

Retinal imaging lets us take high-resolution photos of the retina. These allow us to track the condition of your eye health over time, making it easier to detect any changes or abnormalities.

Visual Field Testing

Visual Field Testing

In a visual field test, you will be asked to respond to a series of lights that appear in different areas of your vision using an instrument. This way, we can see if there are any blind spots in your vision or changes to the amount of your surroundings that you can see at one time — using your peripheral vision (side vision).

It’s important to have a visual field analysis done regularly, especially if you’re at high risk for an eye condition. Loss of peripheral vision can mean that you are developing glaucoma, a condition that causes pressure inside the eye to damage the optic nerve and reduce vision. It can also be a sign of a neurological disease or a drooping eyelid obscuring part of your field of vision.

Cornea Mapping

The cornea is the tissue at the very front of the eye that focuses light onto the eye’s internal structures. Cornea mapping creates a 3-dimensional map of your cornea’s surface, and allows us to examine it for diseases, fit you for specialized contact lenses, or assess your candidacy for certain methods of vision correction.

Cornea Mapping
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Visual Field Testing

In a visual field test, you will be asked to respond to a series of lights that appear in different areas of your vision using an instrument. This way, we can see if there are any blind spots in your vision or changes to the amount of your surroundings that you can see at one time — using your peripheral vision (side vision).

It’s important to have a visual field analysis done regularly, especially if you’re at high risk for an eye condition. Loss of peripheral vision can mean that you are developing glaucoma, a condition that causes pressure inside the eye to damage the optic nerve and reduce vision. It can also be a sign of a neurological disease or a drooping eyelid obscuring part of your field of vision.

Cornea Mapping

Cornea Mapping

The cornea is the tissue at the very front of the eye that focuses light onto the eye’s internal structures. Cornea mapping creates a 3-dimensional map of your cornea’s surface, and allows us to examine it for diseases, fit you for specialized contact lenses, or assess your candidacy for certain methods of vision correction.

Reviews

- Charles K.

Dr. Bristol is fantastic. Professional and friendly. Takes time to explain things. Never feels rushed. I’ve been a patient for about 10 years now, and always a good experience. The staff is super friendly, and the huge selection of frames is great.

- Steve A.

Highly recommend

- Lance O.

Our family of six have been patients and fans of Dr. Bristol’s for 15+ years. I’ve been a CRT user for 14 of those years and love the freedom (without surgery.) My wife’s vision has been a moving target for the last ten years but Dan has patiently kept up. Kids are all happy with the service. Most of all we love Dan’s holistic approach screening for a number of potential health issues that can reveal themselves in the health of your eyes.

- Jeff L.

Super service — as usual and despite to COVID-19 pandemic. It doesn’t get any better than this.

- Marlo U.

Always friendly and professional. The front staff and back staff are equally fantastic! They are extremely helpful and very efficient at getting you in and out in a timely fashion. I have found them to be outstanding with follow up care (i.e. frame adjustments, etc.) as well. Overall, a great choice!

- RayATX

Great facility, staff and service. Dr Bristol and team are fast, friendly and knowledgeable. In my experience they are prepared with the upfront insurance plan info so that you understand your covered options throughout the process (no financial surprises ) which I appreciate . The office also has a good selection of frames on hand to roils out the process.

- Thomas C.

Great people, Dr.Lee was fantastic, would recommend to everyone..