Our Vision Care Technology

OPTOS Retinal Exam  

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.

Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases 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.

An optomap® Digital Retinal Exam provides:

– A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
– A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she 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 us to view your images each year to look for changes.

The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages.  To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.

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HD Exam using our Digital Refraction System

Provides you as a patient with a comfortable experience.   High Technology Digital Refraction provides vision testing with an HD monitor with a virtually unlimited combination of alphabet, number, character and pictures.

The Wavefront Auto Refractor/Keratometer / Aberrometer is the newest generation digital refraction system.  This model combines the features of an auto refractor, auto keratometer and an aberrometer into one convenient-to-use instrument. 

It is based on the Hartmann-Shack principle and focuses on measuring second-order aberrations, which result in myopia or hyperopia and regular astigmatism. 

Because correcting second-order aberrations has the highest impact on acuity, which is the eye’s ability to distinguish object details and shape.

Electronic Records Interface – allows us to quickly interface the pre-test room results to the exam room to modify the prescription and to interface into the patient’s chart.  Increases speed and accuracy of the exam process.

Wavefront Maps –  leads better understanding for patients’ eye conditions since it graphically shows the second-order aberrations including myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

RMS (root mean squared) – Provides RMS to quantify the amount of aberration and describe the magnitude of an eye’s second order aberration for 3.0 mm pupil size.   2 mm

Minimum Pupil Size -. It only requires a 2mm pupil diameter to acquire accurate reading minimizing errors cause by eyelid interference.

Residual Astigmatism – Measures the refractive error of the total eye, corneal astigmatism and calculates Residual astigmatism. This valuable information provides more information in regards to the eye as an entire system. In addition the residual astigmatism values can be printed out.

Peripheral Keratometry – Capable of providing five directional keratometry readings, one central and four peripheral readings. This additional information offers enhanced data for better contact lens fitting.

Continuous Measurement Mode – While pressing and holding down the joystick button, continuous measurement can be completed without a delay to fog the patient’s vision. This provides quick and rapid measurements.

Visual Fields Automated Perimeter

Modern diagnostic instrument for precise and fast testing of field of vision.

Accurate / Intelligent

Depending on chosen test strategy, it enables defining the sensitivity threshold of retina in a given area, as well as making a fast screening test. Accurate, intelligent advanced threshold, Screening and quick 3 – zone can be selected according to needs and patient’s condition.

Saves Time

Advanced strategy which utilizes special algorithm allows quicker examination without loss in result resolution. 30-2 field can be tested in less than 3 minutes. Additionally 3 accuracy levels can be selected. “Reduced Field” and “Neurological Field Reduction” options help reduce examination time for other strategies.


Examination reliability can be estimated on the basis of false negative and false positive tests. Built-in digital camera allows eye-detection during examination and during setting patient’s position. Thanks to pupil tracking system it allows a continuous automatic control of fixation. When patient loses fixation, blind spot is examined and special attraction mechanism turned on. Well known Heijl-Krakau method allows tracking of a blind spot and monitoring of examination reliability. All reliability indices are presented in examination results and on the printout.

Kinetic Test

Thanks to kinetic strategy it is possible to examine hardly cooperating patients with big defects for whom static examination is difficult to perform. 4 stimuli colors, I-V Goldmann sizes, adjustable stimuli velocity, silent operation, built-in programs together with option of retesting arbitrary vectors defined by user make PTS1000 a top product for kinetic perimetry.

Electronic Medical Records

EMR (Electronic Medical Records) is the digital documentation of a patients’ medical history and care. Your health and medical records are being kept, accessed, changed and updated digitally, using computers.

All current medical records at Music City Optical are electronic. There are many benefits for you.

If you are a previous patient, Dr. James will already have information about any medications you take, the results of any lab tests you’ve had, any health issues you’re facing, and prior prescriptions all in one convenient place.

The Doctor and staff at Music City Optical won’t have to pull charts and transcribe information, so they could possibly have more time and more meaningful interactions with patients.

Electronic records improve communication among members of the care team, as well as communication between you and Doctor James.

Electronic records allows Dr. James to concentrate even more on patients and not the paperwork.

EMR has organized and simplified the prescription process. Spectacle and contact lens prescriptions are available to anyone in the office at any time, increasing efficiency and accuracy. Eyeglass prescriptions are generated in the exam room and instantly become available to the frame stylist or optician, saving time and eliminating the possibility of transcription error.

Retinal photographs are integrated into the chart so that conditions can be monitored each year relying on the actual images of the eye instead of drawings.

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