North Texas Eye Care Equipment
The Zeiss iProfiler combines an autorefractometer, a wavefront aberrometer, a corneal topographer, and a keratometer in one fully automated device that collects measurements in less than 30 seconds for both eyes. The data calculated is transferred to the customized Zeiss iScription lens with an accuracy of up to 1/100 of a diopter. When purchasing eye glasses from the office, iScription lenses are available for an upgrade charge of $30.00 to the patient (many vision insurances will pay a portion of this charge). By using the measurements of the iProfiler along with the manifest rx from the doctor, a new prescription is formulated that is accurate to 1/100 of a diopter (the traditional prescription is calculated to the 1/4 of a diopter). Traditional prescriptions correct the common lower abberations (myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, astigmatism, and prism), while this prescription corrects many higher order abberations that are typically un-correctable. This can greatly reduce glare and halo while driving at night, along with many other common occular complaints. Aside from visual correction, Corneal Topography is essential in the diagnosis of keratoconus, corneal scars, corneal abrasions, dry eye syndrome, and many other corneal conditions.
iProfiler Testing Procedure:
1. The patient will be instructed to remove their glasses or contacts and place their chin in the center of the chin rest.
2. The device will measure each eye separately.
3. While looking into the device, you will see a hot air balloon against a blue sky.
4. The patient will be instructed to fixate at the top of the air balloon, right wear it meets the sky.
5. Three measurements will be taken (corneal topography, auto-refraction, and wavefront abberometry).
6. The process will be repeated for the opposite eye.
7. The test typically takes 30 seconds to complete.
This test is performed on EVERY patient that walks through our doors to see the doctor. All of the information attained is essential for each visit, because the measurements can change hourly. Follow-up appointments, whether six months prior or one day prior, are not exempt from this procedure. We feel it is essential to monitor and document the changes to the cornea and internal ocular muscles at each visit (because the test typically takes less than 30 seconds, their should be no discomfort for the patient). The patient IS NOT billed for this test, unless their is a corneal condition. If the patient has a corneal diagnosis, the cpt code 92025 - Computerized Corneal Topography, will appear on the statement and major medical insurance EOB. If the patient DOES NOT have a corneal diagnosis, the patient IS NOT billed for the acquisition of this data.