Technology is constantly evolving. Simpson Optical offers the latest state-of-the-art technology in evaluating not only the health of your eyes but also, the glasses we can custom design just for you.
Below is a summary of the advanced equipment our doctors have available to them to ensure the total health of your eyes.
The most advanced technology in edging, or cutting, lenses to ensure your glasses are made to your exact prescription and fit your frame.
Mr. Blue is made by Essilor, the world's leading producer of finished lens edging instruments for eyecare professionals. Mr. Blue handles all aspects of lens production, from testing, measuring, edging, drilling and mounting. This technology allows us to cut your lenses to fit the exact dimensions and shape of your frame. He also 'reads' each lens to find the perfect optical center to ensure your lenses are made to your exact specifications.
If you want to use your current frame, Mr. Blue lets us trace the shape of your frame on your first visit, save it in his memory and have your lenses cut and waiting to put in your frame when you arrive to pick them up - saving you extra wait time.
And if you're in a hurry and we have your lenses in stock, Mr. Blue can have them ready for you in less than an hour.
Feeling adventurous? Mr. Blue can cut almost any shape you can think of!
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
A visual field test is performed to detect diminished or missing areas of vision in the central and peripheral (side) vision.
A visual field test detects those areas of your vision which may be affected by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, strokes and brain tumors or medications and injuries to the eye or brain. The test may also be required by the DMV in order to keep or obtain a drivers license. It is used to determine if an area of vision has been affected, to evaluate the severity and to monitor progression of the disease or condition.
The test is painless and generally does not require dilation drops. The length of testing is dependent on the test ordered. Your doctor will discuss the reason for the test and what to expect.
iCare Tonometer This unique technology enables safe, painless and hygienic eye pressure measurement without having to blow air in to your eye or use drops.
The rebound technology is based on the rebound measuring principle, in which a very light-weight probe is used to make a momentary, very light contact with the front of the eye. Most patients report not feeling anything all.
This method works very well for children, who may already be apprehensive about their first eye exam or patients that may not be able to position for the traditional air puff test.
The ICare tonometer is very accurate. Sensors in the unit detect when the probe makes contact with the eye and a series of 6, very quick readings are taken in rapid succession to form an average.
TearLab Osmolarity System The TearLab Osmolarity System is used to measure the quality of patient tears to aid the doctor in the diagnosis of dry eye.
Dry eye is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases. Dry eye occurs when eyes do not produce the right quantity or quality of tears and affects both men and women and is not age exclusive. Symptoms of dry eyes include eye fatigue, sensitivity to light, tearing, tired eyes and difficulty wearing contact lenses.
Your eyes need a constant layer of tears to maintain and protect the ocular surface. In Dry Eye, underlying changes to the health of the tear-producing glands can result in a change in the quantity and quality of the tears you make and cause dry eye symptoms.
The TearLab can help your doctor diagnose and develop a treatment plan for you.
The Optos provides a wide view of your retina - the back of your eye - so our doctors can look for early signs of problems or diseases. The Optomap exam is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family regardless of age.
The Optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but your eye care practioner will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture takes less than a second and images are available immediately for review.
Blephex The Blephex can help eliminate many of the irritants contributing dry, itchy eyes.
The Blephex tool is designed to help eliminate some of the problems associated with blepharitis. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids caused by an over growth of normal bacteria living along the lid and base of the eyelashes. In many cases this is the cause of itching, redness and dry eyes. Since your eyelids are difficult to clean, this bacteria and its debris accumulates and can cause inflammation and damage to the eyelid and tear glands.
Using the Blephex treatment, we can clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes, resulting in an immediate improvement in your symptoms related to allergies, dry eyes and overall eye health. This same treatment can also be used to treat Demodex, a tiny parasitic mite that lives in, or near, the hair follicles. If left untreated, it can cause many of the same symptoms described above.
Visioffice Measuring System
Simpson Optical is one of a select group of optometric practices in Kentucky with Essilor’s Visioffice system.
This new technology is an all-in-one system that provides a full range of measurements for no-line, or progressive lenses. The Visioffice measures each individual’s eyes for each of the following:
Eye Rotation Center: each of your eyes rotates around a fixed point in the center of your eye, this measurement helps provide one component of how you use your lenses.
Natural head posture: this is a unique measurement based on how you move your head as you look through your lenses.
Visual behavior: determines how your eyes look through your lenses as you move your head.
Eye position: the distance between your eyes, and where the best distance is for the transition between your distance and near prescription
Frame measurements: the wrap or contour of the frame, the angle or tilt as it fits on your face and the height and width of your frame are all some of the dimensions that impact how your lenses are made.
The Visioffice Eyecode System calculates all of these dimensions and creates a custom profile to make completely individualized lenses just for you.
Optovue iWellness The Optovue iWellness retinal scan is a valuable diagnostic test that helps our doctors evaluate the total health of your eyes.
Similar to an ultrasound, the iWellness looks at the layers of the eye which enables our doctors to detect disease before it can be seen with traditional exam methods.
With this test we can detect some of the following diseases and begin treatment immediately:
Damage from high blood pressure
RPS Adeno Virus Test
This diagnostic, in-office test is easy to administer, allowing for the rapid detection of the virus responsible for acute conjunctivitis, commonly known as 'pink eye.'
Also known as “acute conjunctivitis,” pink eye is an inflammation that can be caused by infections from bacteria or viruses. Pink eye can also be caused by allergies, eye injury or reaction to medication.
Performing the RPS Adenovirus test in office will assist the doctor in accurately diagnosing which form of pink eye you may have since the symptoms are very similar, regardless of whether it caused by an allergy, virus or bacteria.