Eye Exams with OPD Scan III at Baltimore Washington Eye Center

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Eye Exams with OPD Scan III at Baltimore Washington Eye Center


OPD Scan III  

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is please to offer eye exams with the OPD Scan III  testing device which improves efficiency in the eye clinic and efficacy in results. Whether through the use of new surgical techniques and devices or the use of improved diagnostic tools, we are always striving to improve our patients’ experience and results at Baltimore Washington Eye Center.

We are happy to tell you about a device that will complement and improve what we do for our patients in the eye clinic. The OPD Scan III is a diagnostic workstation that allows us to take incredibly accurate measurements in a matter of seconds. The OPD can tell us whether a person is farsighted, nearsighted or has astigmatism. The instrument determines the shape of the cornea, the size of the pupil, and the amount of aberration in an eye’s optical system. The OPD provides certain information about astigmatism that aids the implantation of toric implants for cataracts. Determining the cornea’s shape can help us diagnose the presence of particular eye diseases like keratoconus. 

Knowing the degree of spherical aberration helps our doctors when considering what type of implant to recommend for a cataract patient or contact lens for a contact lens patient. Pupil size is important when considering laser vision procedures like LASIK or PRK. Pupil measurements are also helpful when deciding whether or not a particular implant is appropriate for a person contemplating cataract surgery.

While not necessarily a replacement of other devices that take similar measurements, since the OPD Scan III  takes all the measurements at one sitting it very likely improves the accuracy of the measurements we use to provide optimum care for our patients in general, and their eyes’ health in particular. Being able to take all of these measurements at one place in the clinic is a benefit not only in terms of convenience for our patients, but also in terms of space-saving and efficiency.

The OPD Scan III will be a valued addition to our clinic and will no doubt improve our staff’s ability to provide convenient and comprehensive eye care for our patients every day.

If you or someone you know would like to schedule an eye examination at Baltimore Washington Eye Center, please call 800-495-3937, visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.
Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn, Maryland.