I am always looking to bring the newest pieces of technology into our office. There is a constant influx of new technology that allow us to look at the eye in different and more detailed ways. This can help us to catch eye disease earlier, be more accurate in our prescribing and recommendations, and offer services that have previously not been available.

We recently invested in the best corneal topographer on the market: a Medmont E300. A corneal topographer measures over 10,000 data points on your cornea (the clear front part of your eye) and uses sophisticated software to create a detailed topographical map of the front surface of your eye.

A topographical map of the cornea

A topographical map of the cornea

So why do we need to do this technology?

Topography allows us to catch corneal diseases like keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration much earlier and monitor its progression. It also gives us the information needed to design custom contact lenses for those hard-to-fit eyes.

One of the things I’m most excited about is that topography will allow me to design and manage orthokeratology (Ortho-K) programs for patients. If you don’t know about Ortho-K, your mind is going to be blown…check it out here.

We have already started putting our topographer to good use and are already looking for the next piece of technology that will enhance your health care even more!

-Dr. Montgomery

Dr. Canaan Montgomery is an optometrist in Paducah, KY. He specializes in contact lens fitting, including Ortho-K, ocular disease, and pediatric eye care.