Advanced Technology

STC Optometry is fully equipped with up-to-date and technologically-advanced equipment allowing our Doctors to provide you with the best care possible. Read further to learn how we are using cutting-edge technology to screen and manage the internal eye structures.


STC Optometry offers the optomap® as an important part of our eye exam. The optomap produces an image that is unique and provides our Doctors a high-resolution 200° image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your sight – fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina. The inclusion of optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:

  • A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
  • A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your file, which allows our Doctors to view your images each year to look for changes.


The optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap images are shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.

A visual field test enables your doctor to evaluate your peripheral vision or “side vision.” It is a simple and painless test that is commonly used to diagnose and monitor the progression of diseases such as glaucoma. Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision loss without any symptoms reported by the patient. Stroke, brain tumors, and neurological defects in the visual pathway can all be detected with this instrument.

Each eye is tested separately and the patient is requested to press a button every time he or she sees a light appear. This light will change in intensity throughout the course of the examination. The test time can range from 5- 15 minutes per eye.

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