Special Eye Testing

Special Testing Means Extra Special Eye Care

Corneal Topography

Corneal topography is a computer assisted diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of the cornea. The three-dimensional map is a valuable aid to the examining optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation (plano or toric IOLs); in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK, and evaluating its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses.

Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

​Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.

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 you 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® 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

Visually Evoked Potential (VEP)

The VEP allows the doctor to more accurately diagnose and manage optic and nerve diseases. This advanced technology actually measures the neurological responses of the entire visual pathway, giving a more accurate diagnosis and vision and nerve disorders such as amblyopia and glaucoma.

Our Relationships with Specialists Keep You Seeing Your Best

LASIK Vision Correction

Our eye doctors will provide detailed consultations to determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction. Local surgeons provide the laser correction and our eye doctors handle all post-operative visits and subsequent exams.

Temas Eye Center and Duke Eye Center

Cataract Surgery

Foothills Eye Care is partnered with Triad Ophthalmic Physicians to provide advanced cataract surgery and surgeries of the eye. Dr. Candice Fix and Dr. Kevin Walker provide consultations and evaluations at our King, NC office to determine candidacy for cataract surgery.

Triad Ophthalmic Physicians

Advanced Retinal Care

Foothills Eye Care offers in house advanced retinal care for diabetic retinopathy, wet macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and other retinal disorders by partnering with Dr. Henry Burnette and Dr. Mark Nelson. Our Doctors provide care for patients requiring treatment for retinal diseases.

Dr. Henry Burnette and Dr. Mark Nelson

Low Vision Services

At Foothills Eye Care we help patients with severe vision loss from macular degeneration and other eye diseases. We provide low vision devices to help patients enhance their vision and improve their quality of life.

Baptist Ophthalmology