QUESTION: What makes one eye doctor different from another?

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One of the essentials to a medical practice is prevention and early detection of issues. Once diagnosed, your physician can treat your symptoms and work toward your cure.

Dr. Steve Linker of Monmouth Vision Associates is currently a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association. His optometric training and experience are what you need for your general eye health. While Dr. Linker is able to diagnose and treat your eye health and vision issues, he has made a significant investment in your health by bringing in state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to help with early diagnosis. Early diagnosis of conditions and diseases can lead to a better outcome.

A recent addition to his medical office is the iVue. This is a portable, powerful, and simple SD-OCT, which offers the same scanning speed and resolution as the larger RTVue OCT. OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. This medical imaging technique uses light to capture micrometer-resolution, three-dimensional images from within optical scattering media such as biological tissue. This technique is for obtaining sub-surface images of translucent or opaque materials at a resolution equivalent to a low-power microscope. It is effectively “optical ultrasound,” imaging reflections from within tissue to provide cross-sectional images. The smaller size makes it perfect for office use.

The iVue will scan and report the retina, retina nerve fiber, and cornea for assessment by the clinician. To learn more about what you can do to protect the health of your eyes and your vision, visit their office for an exam to discuss your eye care health and the same for your family. They take most medical insurances and have a wonderful selection of frames should you need glasses. A visit to them may be your first line of ocular defense!

Dr. Steven Linker, OD
Monmouth Vision Associates
50 Route 9 North, Suite 206, Morganville, NJ
732-617-1717 |