Leaders in Technology.....

that is the expectation of the doctors at The Bladen Eye Center.  Whether it is using the most advanced technology to study Cornel Topographies to making eyedrops using the latest in advanced research on Dry Eye Treatments, the doctors at Bladen Eye believe in using stat-of-the-art treatment and technology to get you the best health of your eyes and the best optical solution for your vision!

Testing Performed at Bladen Eye Center

Visual Field Machine at Bladen Eye Center

Visual Field Machine at Bladen Eye Center

Visual Field Testing

Visual field testing is most frequently used to detect any signs of glaucoma damage to the optic nerve. It measures an entire individuals scope of vision.  In addition, visual field tests are useful for detection of central or peripheral retinal disease, eyelid conditions such asptosis or drooping, optic nerve disease, and diseases affecting the visual pathways within the brain. 


Corneal Topography

Corneal Topography is a procedure used to monitor and measure changes that may occur to the shape and integrity of the cornea of your eye.  A corneal topography projects a series of illuminated rings onto the surface of the cornea, which are reflected back into the instrument.  After analyzing the reflected rings of light, the computer generates a topographical map of the cornea.  The images produced by the topographer can be helpful for the doctors of Bladen Eye Center when analyzing the health of your eyes.  So, why do our doctors use this testing?  Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Schilawski want your contact lenses to fir your eyes as well as possible, and knowing the exact shape of your cornea is extremely important.  Contact lenses that are too tight may constrict normal tear flow, creating an unhealthy environment for normal cell function.  On the other hand, fitting a lens that is too loose may allow for excess movement of the lens on your eye, causing discomfort and possible damage to the epithelial cells.


OCT Machines can generate images of the retina and can bypass the optics of the eye allowing for almost 25 times better resolution than other imaging machines.  This better resolution allows Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Schilawski to see the layers and details of the retina.  It allows our doctors at Bladen Eye Center to see the tiniest details inside the eye and detect and treat any possible eye diseases before damage is done.  Early detection can and will save your sight!


Retinal Fundus Photo Imaging

Have you ever taken a fundus photograph? If you have taken photographs of your family or friends using a flash attachment on your camera and noticed that they have "red eyes", then you have! Photographic red eye is nothing more than a reflection of light off of the fundus of the eye. When performing ophthalmic fundus photography for diagnostic purposes, the pupil is dialted with eye drops and a special camera called a fundus camera is used to focus on the fundus. The resulting images can be spectacular, showing the optic nerve through which visual "signals" are transmitted to the brain and the retinal vessels which supply nutrition and oxygen to the tissue set against the red-orange color of the pigment epithelium.

Color images like the one above provide documentation of the ocular fundus. Monochromatic, or "single color" images using colored filters in the light path of the fundus camera with black and white film can be used to isolate and study very specific parts of the retinal layer. The Nerve Fibre Layerof the retina can be photographed in this way.