Getting the right prescription:
It is relatively common for a patient to leave after an appointment and wonder if they gave a wrong answer. “I think I saw better through lens one. Did I say lens two?” Put your mind at ease and come to Family Eye Care. With our state-of-the-art Zeiss i.Profiler you will no longer question yourself. The Zeiss i.Profiler calculates your prescription with precision, and then Dr. Ashcraft will work with you to find any small tweaks that need to be made so that the lenses fit your specific lifestyle (i.e. computer usage, night-time driving, etc.). In essence, we are able to give you a selection of correct options to choose from. Do yourself a favor and come in for a visit to make sure that your prescription is the best for you!
What does this machine do?
The Zeiss i.Profiler creates a topographical map of your eye that shows all of the ups and downs of your eyeball. Life and age leave their marks on our bodies and it can be seen in all of the small dips or bumps in the eye. By using advanced mathematical algorithms and referencing over 2,500 points on your eye, the Zeiss i.Profiler is able to create a prescription that accounts for more than 20 variables that affect your vision. Unfortunately, a traditional check-up usually accounts for only 3-5 variables. Because of our commitment to your vision, every check-up at Family Eye Care includes a trip through the Zeiss i.Profiler. The Zeiss i.Profiler can also create personalized i.Scription lenses. Learn more about i.Scription lenses.
Are all Profiler machines the same? Why Zeiss?
No, not all Profiler machines are made equal. Family Eye Care has invested in a Zeiss i.Profiler because we are invested in bringing you a top level experience. Our machine is made by Zeiss—the Mercedes-Benz of lenses. Zeiss made the lenses used on the Hubble telescope. And they are the company that Google turned to in order to create the lenses that were used to shoot images for Google Earth. This innovative company was the first to create and offer Anti-Reflective (AR) coatings. They are the undisputed leader in lens technology. Family Eye Care is proud to be one of the few optometrist offices in the greater Los Angeles area to operate a Zeiss i.Profiler.
Can it help me find the best contact lens fit?
In a word—yes. The Zeiss i.Profiler calculates the curvature of your eye and accounts for all bumps and dips along its surface. Your contact lens fit should be correct from the very first pair we give you. Without the Zeiss i.Profiler, it is common to select a contact lens that feels good at first, but becomes irritable within the first several weeks.
I have a high prescription. Can your machine handle it?
Absolutely. Taking advantage of our Zeiss i.Profiler makes a tremendous amount of sense for people with high prescriptions. For a person with a high prescription, a traditional visit with an optometrist will produce a set of lenses that has good direct vision, but poor peripheral vision, and can lead to tunnel vision. Through the computing power provided by the Zeiss i.Profiler, we are able to create lenses that provide you with the best direct vision AND the best peripheral vision.