Specialized Equipment

Specialized Diagnostic Equipment for Eyes

Downtown Vision Care is one of a few vision care clinics in Calgary that provides the convenience of specialized diagnostic tools so our patients don’t need to make an additional appointment or visit the emergency room unnecessarily. 

The Most Advanced Technology

To test for issues with the optic nerve or the macula (central area of the retina), we offer the best in technology with Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT scan for short. This is a painless diagnostic test which gives detailed imaging of the eye’s internal structure. The images taken of the eye’s internal structure allows us to detect and diagnose retinal conditions and diseases.


Visual Field Testing

We also offer visual field testing — sometimes called the the perimetry test, which measures all the areas of your vision including the peripheral vision. When done on a regular basis, we can measure where there are changes in your vision and where vision loss is occurring.  Visual field tests are commonly used to detect signs of glaucoma damage to the optic nerve, retinal conditions and neurological problems.

Visual field tests are completely painless and only take about 10 minutes to complete. 

Zeiss Clarus 500

One of our advanced diagnostic tools is our Zeiss Clarus 500. It allows our technicians to use color to our diagnostic advantage. ZEISS CLARUS 500 generates images that closely resemble the coloration of the fundus as seen during clinical examination. Color fundus imaging can aid in the diagnosis and documentation of ocular disease, ensuring confidence when evaluating the optic disc, nevi and lesions where color is important.