Phone: 607-796-6284  Fax: 607-796-6617

Location: 298 Colonial Drive | Horseheads, NY 14845

Office Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 8a-5p | Tue/Thu 10a-7p | Sat 9a-2p | Sun Closed




Our Services

  • Eye Health Exams (i.e. Diabetes, Hypertension)
  • Routine Eye Exams
  • Kids Exams
  • DMV Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting
    • Bifocal
    • Toric
    • Rigid Gas Permeable
    • Synergeyes hybrid lenses
    • Scleral lenses
    • 30-Day Continuous Wear
  • Emergency Examinations (i.e. Eye infections, Abrasions, Foreign bodies)
  • Safety Eyewear
  • Digital Retinal Photography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Optos Daytona wide-angle retinal imaging
  • Genetic testing for risk of Macular Degeneration

Optos Daytona Retinal Imaging

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Dr. Plow and Dr. O’Connor recommend beginning all comprehensive eye exams with the latest in eye imaging systems, the Optomap® Retinal Exam. The Optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides our doctors with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.


Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.


Like its predecessors in the Optos family, Daytona provides an unequaled 200° view of the retina in a single capture. The result is a high-resolution, high-contrast image – the Optomap. This comprehensive view of up to 82% of the retina in one image, gives our doctors the opportunity to identify and follow changes in your eye health.  

Optos has 100 completed and ongoing clinical studies that support how Optomap’s ultra-wide view of the retina helps eye care professionals like Dr. Plow and Dr. O’Connor provide the best care for their patients. The high-resolution digital images can be easily stored for later study, future reference or comparison, and shared with other providers.


The newest generation of Optos technology, Daytona, has been specifically redesigned to provide ultra-high resolution imaging, and adding new ultra-wide field auto-fluorescence capabilities. Weighing only about 60 pounds, Daytona’s new, ergonomic body is designed to increase patient comfort, as well as make it easier to correctly position the eye.  The new Daytona imaging system is featured in the video above.


The Optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The Optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.

What is an OCT scan?

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a new imaging technique that provides unprecedented high resolution and cross-sectional images of the eye. The OCT scan allows microstructures of the eye to be imaged and shows different colour-coded layers of the retina. It is particularly useful in the diagnosis and management of eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreo-macular traction syndrome and glaucoma. It has also become a gold standard in monitoring the efficacy of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections (Avastin or Lucentis) for age-related macular degeneration and tailoring treatment regime.

  • An OCT scan is very quick to perform and it is completely painless and non-invasive. Results are available instantaneously and it is a great way for patients to gain a better understanding of their eye condition.


OCT scan of diseased macula:


OCT scan of cornea:



Digital retinal photography


Normal retina

Macular degeneration


Retinal photography assists in the detection and management of conditions such as macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathy, optic nerve disease, diabetic changes and retinal holes or thinning.

By taking high-resolution pictures inside the eye, we can use a digital imaging system to record a detailed photo of the retina.


Ocular Response Analyzer® G3

Make a more confident glaucoma risk assessment, with Corneal Hysteresis.

Ocular Response Analyzer® (ORA) is the only tonometer that measures Corneal Hysteresis (CH), a superior predictor of glaucoma progression. Corneal Hysteresis is an indication of the biomechanical properties of the cornea differing from thickness or topography, which are geometrical attributes.
“CH measurements are significantly associated with risk of glaucoma progression. Eyes with lower CH had faster rates of visual field loss than those with higher CH.”1
In addition to Corneal Hysteresis, Ocular Response Analyzer provides Corneal Compensated Intraocular Pressure (IOPcc), a better indication of the true pressure, proven to be less influenced by corneal properties than Goldmann or other methods of tonometry.2


GDx Nerve Fiber scan

Are you one of the million Americans who have glaucoma but don’t know it?
Introducing the Revolutionary Zeiss GDx Exam

The Zeiss GDx exam. Helping your doctor detect glaucoma—
while there’s still time.

What is glaucoma?

Over two million Americans have glaucoma, making it one of the biggest causes of legal blindness in the United States. Glaucoma can rob people of their vision even though they don’t have any visual symptoms or pain. In fact, half of those with glaucoma don’t even know it. The disease is not easily diagnosed. For example, the common “puff test,” which measures eye pressure, fails to uncover glaucoma in one third of patients with the disease. No wonder glaucoma is called the “sneak thief of sight.”
Don’t let glaucoma sneak up on you.
Now there is a revolutionary new technology that can help doctors find glaucoma earlier, while there’s still time: the Zeiss GDx glaucoma exam, from a trusted leader in innovative diagnostic instruments for eyecare.


What makes the Zeiss GDx exam so revolutionary?
Unlike the puff test, the Zeiss GDx exam actually lets your doctor see the pattern and thickness of the nerve fibers in the back of your eyes, then compares the results to normal values. If your nerve fibers are thinner than normal, this could indicate glaucoma long before any vision has been lost. As a result, your doctor will have more time to treat the disease.


How does the Zeiss GDx exam work?
The test is a quick and comfortable part of a complete eye exam. Plus, you don’t have to have your pupils dilated. You simply look into the Zeiss GDx system while it safely scans the back of your eye. Total exam time usually takes less than a minute, and the system creates easy-to-read images that your doctor can quickly analyze.


Automated Perimetry (Visual Field Testing)



We use the most advanced perimeter unit available to ensure the best care of our patients.
The Octopus Visual Field system is a special automated procedure used to perform perimetry, a test that measures the entire area of peripheral vision that can be seen while the eye is focused on a central point. During this test, lights of varying intensities appear in different parts of the visual field while the patient's eye is focused on a certain spot. The perception of these lights is charted and then compared to results of a healthy eye at the same age of the patient in order to determine if any damage has occurred.
This procedure is performed quickly and easily in about 5 minutes, and is effective in diagnosing and monitoring the progress of glaucoma.
Patients with glaucoma will often undergo this test on a regular basis in order to determine how quickly the disease is progressing. The Octopus Visual Field test can also be used to detect conditions within the optic nerve of the eye, and certain neurological conditions as well.



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