Although many eye diseases can be detected during a regularly scheduled comprehensive eye examination, many people don’t realize that some systemic diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension and diabetes can be detected as well. In addition to saving sight, Dr. Gemoules has saved lives through prompt detection of life-threatening conditions.
In the State of Texas, Dr. Gemoules is licensed as an optometric glaucoma specialist and a therapeutic optometrist. This means that he has received the appropriate training to treat many eye diseases, including glaucoma, with oral and topical medications. In fact, the vast majority of eye conditions that occur during the course of a life time can be managed by Dr. Gemoules.
In addition, he has developed close working relationships with many specialists and sub-specialists over the years, and who will often see his patients on a moments’ notice.
The below video is an overview of the process and equipment used for our proprietary LaserFit® Scleral Contact Lens System and gives an excellent overview of our capabilities and state of the art equipment we use.
Coppell Family Eyecare also has specialized equipment to assist in providing the very best possible care. A partial listing includes:
- Cirrus HD optical coherence tomography to diagnose conditions of the retina and optic nerve.
- Visante optical coherence tomography to visualize the anterior segment for glaucoma diagnosis.
- Ray-tracing wavefront aberrometer to provide a complete detailed analysis of the eye’s optics and higher order aberrations.
- Two kinds of visual fields: static threshold perimetry as well as motion perimetry.
Motion perimetry is considered to be more sensitive in detecting glaucoma earlier than other types. Our version has recently been selected to be used on the International Space Station to detect vision problems in the astronauts.
Dr. Gemoules is also highly knowledgeable about the latest science in myopia development and control in children, and is able to discuss this in depth with the parents of his younger patients.