Local Wink Eyecare Offers Superior Patient Care With Yet Another Tech Leap
Potomac, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/09/2015 -- Wink Eyecare Boutique, a premiere optometric practice located right here in Potomac, Maryland, has proudly announced this week the addition of a cutting edge eyecare technology known as Ocular Coherence Tomography, or OCT. "This state-of-the-art imaging technology will revolutionize the way we detect and treat common sight-threatening eye conditions. The OCT allows us to find issues that otherwise may have been missed, and the earlier we are able to catch these issues, the more likely we will be able to successfully treat them and save our patients' invaluable sense of sight." notes Dr. Rachel Cohn of Wink Eyecare Boutique.
OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye, called the retina. With this technology, each of the retina's distinctive layers can be seen, down to a slice smaller than a human hair, allowing your eye doctor to map and measure the thickness of each individual layer. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions. The sharpness and precision allowed by these high quality images allows for earlier detection than ever before of many eye conditions including, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, macular pucker, macular edema, central serous retinopathy and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Cohn also notes that her patients are happy to see Wink Eyecare Boutique moving forward with technological advances in the office, "Our patients expect us to keep up with the latest technology. Doing so affirms to them that we stand by our commitment to constantly provide them with the best possible protection for their eyes and sense of sight. This includes being able to detect eye diseases as soon as possible. Patients also like being able to see that everything is normal with their eyes, or if there is a problem, that they can actually see it and be personally involved in decisions involving their care.
Between the ages of 35 and 40, a person's statistical chances of developing sight-threatening eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration jump significantly and continue to rise as time passes. Dr. Cohn and her eyecare team at Wink Eyecare Boutique, therefore, recommend that all patients over the age of 35 have this test added to their normal annual comprehensive eye exam.