Technology is ever-changing and constantly evolving. We do our best to stay relevant to the needs of our patients using advanced technology that helps us better diagnose and treat conditions and diseases. Our office features innovative technology that makes it possible for us to provide unsurpassed patient care not available just a few years ago.If you are in search of a professional who will attend to your needs, you can’t go wrong with our practice. Contact our office at your earliest convenience to schedule your consultation. We look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come.
Eye Disease Diagnostics ⁄ Management – link to articles!
As part of our complete care, we can provide important diagnostics and management for many common diseases that can affect your eyes, some of which include:
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal problems, including diabetic retinopathy
- External eye diseases
Adult Comprehensive Exam
On your first appointment, we’ll take a complete medical history and review your specific reasons for today’s visit. If you can, bring a copy of your most recent examination. Then we’ll perform a number of tests for acuity, eye pressure, examination of the eyes themselves, and other indicators of eye and vision health. If necessary, there may be additional test required dependent on your age, activities, or indications from the examination.
As we proceed with the exam, we’ll explain what we’re doing, and answer any questions you may have. At the conclusion of the exam, the doctor will review the findings with you and review options for treatment and/or vision correction. If a potential problem is found, a second appointment using dilating eye drops will be scheduled.
Lasik surgery is a procedure that is well-tested and has been performed on millions of patients since its approval by the FDA. We can help you decide whether your eye characteristics make you a good candidate for Lasik surgery. Like contact lenses, some patients are not good candidates for Lasik surgery. If we find that you are a good candidate and you wish to proceed, we can discuss the options for your surgery and provide a referral to well-qualified and respected Lasik clinic.
We can provide necessary medical information to facilitate your pre-surgery process. After your Lasik procedure, we can provide follow-up care for one year following the surgery.
OptoVue OCT Scanner – Advanced Diagnostics
Conway Eye Care in North Conway is fortunate to offer state-of-the-art technology to scan and assist in the diagnosis of retinal eye diseases and conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal lesions. The computerized OptoVue RTVue scans the back of the eye, including the optic nerve, where serious diseases occur. It provides full color, 3-dimensional images and more detailed information than previously available. This information is invaluable in determining the treatment process.
In fact, OptoVue RTVue OCT (optical coherent technology) completes 26,000 A-scans per second, or 65 times faster than prior technology. This is like comparing an old-style black-and-white analog television to today’s high-definition flat screen television. The faster speed provides an extremely high resolution for more accurate diagnosis of hidden eye conditions. The OptoVue RTVue provides 3D color mapping of the optic nerve, retina and macula. This mapping establishes the presence and severity of a condition, such as glaucoma.
The OptoVue RTVue OCT (optical coherent technology) is not unlike a CAT scan, but without the dye injections, loud noises or a claustrophobic tunnel. This new instrument is an ultra high speed, high-resolution scanner for retinal imaging and analysis that is revolutionizing retinal diagnosis.
The relatively low cost, non-invasive procedure takes about 15 minutes to complete and is covered by most insurance programs and Medicare.
Conway Eye Care has expanded it’s services to include surgical care co-management for cataract treatment with the addition of Timothy M. Sullivan M.D. Dr. Sullivan, a member of Eyesight Ophthalmic Services in Portsmouth, N.H., will advise and treat referral patients through Conway and Coos Eye Care and operate at Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) in Berlin.
Dr. Sullivan will see patients at Conway Eye Care and Coos Eye Care to consult and provide an opinion as to the benefits of surgery. Patients who have had a recent eye exam (within six months) and who have been told they have cataracts may be scheduled for an appointment. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Sullivan will perform the surgery at the well-equipped, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, which was recently lauded for its overall excellence in Quality and Patient Satisfaction.
In addition, Dr. Sullivan’s affiliation with Eyesight Ophthalmic Services provides access to a broad range of eye care specialists for other eye conditions requiring advanced treatment including laser surgery and LASIK. In the past ten years, Eyesight has conducted 68 clinical research studies and offers substantial clinical experience for many eye conditions and treatments.