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What is High Definition Vision®?

Our promise is to help you achieve your best possible vision. Herzig Eye Institute’s High Definition Vision® solutions are about achieving a level of vision, most often better than with glasses or contact lenses.

At Herzig Eye Institute our commitment is to provide each patient with their best possible vision in a safe environment, through superior surgical treatments and the highest level of patient care.

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We utilize the most advanced vision correction technologies available to provide you with your best possible vision.

What are advanced diagnostics, and why are they important for determining the right procedure?

What’s the purpose of a lifestyle questionnaire for patients over the age of 40?

Your Comprehensive Eye Examination

In order to determine which High Definition Vision® procedure is right for you, our surgeons utilize the most advanced diagnostic equipment available. The results of your advanced diagnostics will be reviewed by a surgeon to match the right procedure to your eyes. Based on the results of your tests, you may fall into one of the following vision correction lanes: laser vision correction (ZEISS ReLEx SMILE, LASIK, PRK), intraocular (ICL, RLE), cataract, or presbyopia.

In addition to your advanced diagnostics, thorough eye exam, and consultation, a lifestyle assessment is conducted. This lifestyle assessment effectively gathers information about your vision goals post-operatively. If you’re an avid reader, cook, tennis or golf player, or simply want better driving vision, we make sure to take it into consideration when determining the right procedure – or lens option – for you.

The following diagnostic tests* may be completed during your consultation appointment:

*If your doctor has sent a referral, you may not require all of the above tests, as some may have already been completed.

An autorefractor is a diagnostic test designed to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error.

An instrument used to verify the prescription of your eyeglasses.

Corneal topography measures the natural curvature of your cornea and provides a detailed map of your eyes. 

A dry eye assessment is an important aspect of determining your candidacy for vision correction, especially for corneal-based refractive procedures. Dry eyes risk the success of the procedure and can lead to long term dry eye syndrome. We use multiple diagnostic tests to assess for dry eyes.

Back of the eye (retina) and optic nerve to ensure the health of your eye.

Optical biometry measures the anatomical characteristics of the eyes to accurately determine the correct power of the intraocular lens to be placed during cataract surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) procedures. Optical biometry measures the length of the eye and corneal curvature (astigmatism).

A dilated eye exam provides a detailed assessment of your retina (the back of your eyes), which is critical for good vision. In certain cases, a consultation with a retina specialist may be required, and you will be informed in advance. 

In order to perform a dilated eye exam, dilating drops are required. The effect of dilation lasts for a few hours. During this time, your vision will be blurry and sensitive to light, so please plan ahead accordingly.

Tonometry measures your eye’s intraocular pressure (IOP), which is critical for the overall health of your eyes.

Pachymetry is a test performed to measure thickness of the cornea, which is the clear tissue in front of the eye. Corneal thickness is one of the crucial factors in determining candidacy for laser vision correction. Thin corneas can limit one’s ability to undergo certain corneal procedures.