Wake Family Eye Care Offers Patients the New OCULUS Keratograph® 5M for Dry Eye Relief

CARY, N.C., Feb. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The new dry eye diagnostic and treatment tool, OCULUS Keratograph® 5M topographer, is used for faster and more accurate diagnoses of dry eye disorders. Dry eye is a common condition for aging adults and those that have undergone recent eye surgeries. There are different types of dry eyes and the ability to diagnose and treat the specific form of dry eyes can improve outcomes. Dr. Amjad Badwan, Dr. Jennifer Shenk, and Dr. Elizabeth Wickware are dedicated to delivering effective eye care treatment for vision patients at Wake Family Eye Care.

A lack of enough quality tears for nourishment and eye lubrication occurs with those with dry eye. Dry eye is common in older adults. Tears are necessary for clear vision and to keep the front surface of eyes healthy. Any imbalance in drainage and tear production can result in dry eyes. Symptoms of dry eyes are irritation, grittiness, scratchy, or watery eyes and blurring of vision. Advanced stages can result in impaired vision.

“Dry eye is an all too common condition,” said Dr. Jennifer Shenk. “The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M topographer provides better diagnostic capabilities to improve treatment and patient outcomes.”

This cutting-edge diagnostic tool is available at Wake Family Eye Care to address dry eyes. The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M is a single machine that offers dry eye analysis and corneal topography. The device assesses the upper and lower eyelid for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), evaluates tear film break-up, and automatically classifies bulbar redness. The high definition color camera takes images and video and can offer doctors and patients 2D and 3D images. The latest in diagnostic and treatment technology affords patients more accurate is assessment and progression of dry eyes for informed treatment programs. Eye doctors can identify the type of dry eyes to determine the most suitable course of treatment.

“Our patients’ vision is our primary concern,” said Dr. Amjad Badwan. “As an experienced optometrist, I want to ensure that patients can see as clearly and as comfortably as possible. Knowing the type of dry eye condition using OCULUS Keratograph® 5M topographer allows us to better support the vision needs of our patients.”

Dr. Amjad Badwan, Dr. Jennifer Shenk, and Dr. Elizabeth Wickware of Wake Family Eye Care serve residents in Cary, Raleigh, and Morrisville. Patients benefit from the team’s extensive experience and innovative technologies in eye care and treatment. Services at Wake Family Eye Care include pediatric vision care, vision therapy, specialty contacts, and eye disease prevention and management.

Call (919) 859-0777 to speak with a knowledgeable associate about the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M topographer for dry eyes or visit http://www.wakefamilyeyecare.com/ for more details.

CONTACT: Wake Family Eye Care, (919) 859-0777

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