Our Advanced Technology

Here at Family Eye Care we strive to provide the best eye exam offered in the Grand Forks area. We have worked hard to stay up to date with the latest technology and services so that we can offer the best care possible to keep your eyes and vision healthy over your lifetime.

We have the most advanced equipment that allows us to care for your eyes in the most professional and highest quality available here in Grand Forks.

Below is a list of some of our advanced equipment and how they relate to your eyes:

Kowa "no dilation" Fundus Camera:

  • It takes a very high resolution of the back of the eye! An additional plus is that it in most cases it is able to get this high quality picture without having to dilate your eyes.

  • We use this camera to document the health of your eyes, especially if you have signs of more serious conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, or retinal bleeding, swelling and scarring. But even if you have healthy eyes, we are able to establish a healthy baseline so that as we care for you over the years we can always refer back to your first photos to see if there has been any changes.

Heidelberg OCT Spectralis:
  • Capable of obtaining a 3-dimensional image of the retina and cornea. The retina is 10 layers thick and the cornea is 6 layers thick and the total thickness of both is less then 1/2 of a millimeter!

  • This instrument is able to image all layers of the retina and cornea and give us very detailed information which allows us to care for your eyes the in best possible way, especially in conditions like:

    • Macular Degeneration

    • Glaucoma

    • Diabetic Retinopathy

    • Hypertensive Retinopathy

    • Optic Nerve Swelling

  • Our Heidelberg instrument is able to image 1 micron (or 1/1000 of a millimeter)!!! Whereas many other clinics in Grand Forks have lower quality instruments that can only measure around 5-7 microns (less than 1/200 of a millimeter).

Humphrey Matrix VF machine:

  • What we see out of each eye is called of field of vision. There are many conditions that affect our field of vision including glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, vision loss, headaches, optic nerve head swelling and drusen, ptosis, dermatochalasis and more. This instrument is able test our field of vision very precisely to help manage your care and assess the severity of the vision loss.

Topcon Non-Contact Tonometer:

  • It is important to know the pressure on the inside of your eye, or intraocular pressure (IOP). There are many conditions that is associated with your IOP and tonometry allows us to measure it. At each comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will assess your IOP and any other risk factors that may put your eyes at risk of vision loss, either permanent or temporary.

  • This instrument allows us to obtain your IOP measurments without having any instruments touch your eyes!

Topcon Auto-Refractor:

  • This instrument takes a general estimation of the amount of prescription you may need to improve your vision. It provides valuable information at your yearly eye exams or if you are being followed for certain condition like diabetes, corneal trauma, cataracts and more.


We offer screenings for a variety of eye conditions! If you have a family history of certain conditions or if you are concerned that you may have any of the condition listed below, it is recommended to set up a comprehensive eye exam and you can speak with any of our technicians to discuss any screening test options that you may be interested in.

Some common condition that we offer screening test for:

If you are interested in learning more about these conditions and any associated risk factors, please feel free to click on the condition or call us today at 701-780-8726 to speak with one of our staff.

*Screening procedures may not covered under medical or vision insurance*


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Woodmansee did a great job examining my eyes! Explained everything about my eye health along with how the eyes age and preventative measure that can be taken to keep the eyes healthy. I was even given a little history about the color of my eyes! Very easy to talk to and very easy to understand! I would highly recommend Dr. Woodmansee to everyone needing an eye exam!"
    Chip S.
  • "Was a very fun time.and he was straight foward.and explained everything and explained what options were better and so one .be my eye doctor from now on.and next door got glass for a good deal.and was the same day in about 20 min .wow.thanks again"
    Mike S.
  • "I saw Dr. Woodmansee yesterday afternoon. Best eye exam I have ever had! I can see!!! He will be my eye Dr. from now on!!"
    Lois K.