We have always been proud to be the best-equipped Optometry Practice in the North Shore. Let us take this opportunity to show you a couple upgrades in our medical equipment we recently made to take better care of you and your family!

(Part 2 of 2. Check out last month’s post here)

Marco TRS 5100 Digital Refractor

(You know, the thing where we say “What’s sharper, 1 or 2?”)


The TRS-5100 refractor benefits from Marco’s latest generation of digital refraction technology. Replacing the standard refractor, it allows our doctors to control the entire refraction process from a keypad small enough to sit in your lap. And because the TRS-5100 is completely programmable, all the lenses are moved at the touch of a button, providing the most accurate prescriptions possible. Digital speed and accuracy instantly compares patients’ old & new Rx.

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NIDEK ARK-1A Auto Refractor/Keratometer


The ARK-1A is an automated refractor – a computer-controlled machine used during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it enters a person’s eye. This instrument also performs keratometry – a diagnostic method for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea, particularly for assessing the extent and axis of astigmatism and looking for diseases such as keratoconus. These measurements are then used a starting point in our Digital Refractors (the instrument above) where the doctors will fine tune the prescription and determine the best contact lens parameters.

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Topcon 3D OCT-1 Maestro

OCT-1 Maestro

The Maestro is the most advanced Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) instrument available, and Carillon is proud to have been the first office in the North Shore with one (even though this is a 2018 post, we technically got this instrument in November 2016). OCT is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. With OCT, our doctors can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers.  This allows us to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis. They also provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and diseases of the retina. These retinal diseases include age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.


Readout from an OCT Maestro scan

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