Special TestingSpecial testing means extra special eye care.
Corneal Topography or Mapping
A high-definition map of the surface of your cornea helps your eye doctor diagnose and manage eye diseases and specialized contact lens fits. The cornea is the first structure light passes through on its way to the retina. Changes or abnormal shapes to this area can affect your vision. Special, custom contact lens fittings also need this data to be successful.
Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)
Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.
Fundus Photography, or Retinal Digital Imaging
A high-definition digital image of the retinal area helps your eye doctor diagnose and manage eye diseases in the delicate retinal area. Damage to these delicate structures of the retinal area is often the first sign of systemic diseases such as MS, diabetes and more. The retina is the “window to the body” and routine retinal imaging can help your eye doctor monitor the changes in your eye health from year to year.
Refractive Surgery & Co-management
Are you interested in laser refractive surgery? Our doctors will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology.
If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation with a local surgeon to determine suitability for refractive surgery. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your post-operative management will be provided in our office by Drs. Skierczynski & Faber. This includes multiple visits over a period of time to include medical evaluation and management of your vision and ocular healing.
Low Vision Services
Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision can also be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
Drs. Skierczynski & Faber along with our staff specialize in low vision services and we are one of the main low vision providers in the region. In many cases, people with impaired vision can be helped by low vision devices, which include high-powered eyeglasses, handheld magnifiers and telescopes, and stand-alone magnifiers. Many of these low vision devices and strategies can help visually-impaired individuals get the most out of their remaining sight.
Ocular Injuries & Red Eyes
In addition to the services you already rely on us for, such as routine eye exams, contact lenses, and eyeglasses, Dr. Skierczynski & Dr. Faber also offer thorough treatment and management of many ocular conditions:
- Evaluation of vision and ocular health
- Treatment of dry eyes
- Treatment of “pink eye” and other eye infections
- Removal of foreign bodies from the eye
- Treatment of ocular allergies or burns
- Emergency eye care
This is convenient and cost effective for your whole family and you can be sure you are receiving the proper attention from an eye care specialist.
Our Relationship with local Specialists keeps you seeing your best.
LASIK Vision Correction
Our eye doctors will provide detailed consultations to determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction. Local surgeons provide the laser correction and our eye doctors handle all post-operative visits and subsequent exams.
Advanced Retinal Care
Carolina Optometric of Arden offers in house advanced retinal care for diabetic retinopathy, wet macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and other retinal disorders by partnering with Laborde Eye Group. Our Doctors provide care for patients requiring treatment for retinal diseases.
Low Vision Services
At Carolina Optometric of Arden we help patients with severe vision loss from macular degeneration and other eye diseases. We provide low vision devices to help patients enhance their vision and improve their quality of life.
Carolina Optometric of Arden is partnered with Carolina Ophthalmology to provide advanced cataract surgery and surgeries of the eye.