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Liverpool Eye Care Center News

brand new Optomap Retinal Scanner

We are pleased to announce that we have a brand new Optomap Retinal Scanner at our Liverpool location. While our eye exam includes a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.

This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick, painless, and may not require dialation drops.

New art edging equipment

We are pleased to announce that our Liverpool location has new, state of the art edging equipment, allowing us to execute the edging required for a large number of plastic lenses. We carry in stock a large variety of single vision lenses with scratch resistance and reflection free lenses. This allows us to fill most simple eyeglass prescriptions within on hour.

The edging process begins with a form tracer that will trace the shape and size of your frame which will insure that your lens is well positioned inside your frame. The edger then cuts the lens to specification and after a final inspection the lens is fitted into your frame.

Coastal Optical Lab Acquisition

We are pleased to announce that we are now co-owners of Coastal Optical Lab. Coastal is a lab that surfaces semi-finished lenses such as Progressives, Straight Top bifocals as well as single vision prescriptions.

Being a co-owner of a surfacing lab will allow us to eliminate the middleman and offer the best possible prices to our patients.


Eyemaginations

We now have Eyemaginations at all three of our locations. This is a computer software program designed to assist the doctor in educating patients on a vast variety of eye health issues.

It is also assists when choosing eyewear by allowing patients to see in 3D available lens options and treatments.


fundus retinal camera upgrade

In October 2008 we upgraded to a new fundus retinal camera. This new fundus camera will take clearer and sharper images as well as allowing us to get clearer pictures of patients that have small pupils. The software associated with the new camera also has some improvements.

All pictures taken from the previous camera are compatible with the new one, so we will still be able to compare your most recent photos with the ones we have on file. We are very excited to be able to provide our patients with the most recent technology.


HOCKEY GAME

On Saturday, April 7 we sponsored a Timbits hockey game at the local arena. The kids had a great time playing in this fun, non-competitive event. After the game, juice and cookies were served to all the players.


Free Skate

On April 7, 2006 we held our first Free Skate at our local arena. Approximately 60 people attended the event and a great time was had by all. People were asked to bring a non-perishable food item which was greatly appreciated by our local food bank.

We would like to extend our appreciation to all that attended.


New equipment

In June of 2005 we added a Digital Fundus camera to our pre-screening examination. This piece of equipment will photograph a 45 degree field of the back of the eye (retina). This permanent photographic record will be added to your file and can help in tracking changes in the appearance of the back of the eye.

During your eye examination, your optometrist will show you your photographs, which may capture signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma, macular degeneration or other eye diseases.