How to Send Topographies

Complicated Fit? Send us Your Topography Maps

If sending topography, please note the following:

  • Topography maps are generally presented in Axial/Sagital or Tangential format. Of these, the Axial/Sagital map is most useful for designing contact lenses.
  • Topography units generally default to an “Absolute” scale which provides the same color scale for each eye. The detail of the corneal shape and size can be lost with this setting, particularly when the corneal measurements are steeper or flatter than the dioptric scale provides. Therefore, it is recommend to adjust the setting to “Normalized” which will provide a separate dioptric scale for each eye making it more accurate for designing contact lenses.

Other helpful information includes:

  • Account number
  • Spectacle refraction
  • Diagnosis/Corneal condition
  • Any trial fit information (fit, acuity, over refraction)
  • Any previous lens information (parameters/design, fit, acuity, over refraction)
  • Any other relevant information

To export/send maps from your topographer, follow the appropriate instructions below:

Euclid ET-800

  1. Print the image you would like to send
  2. Scan in the image and attach to a new email message
  3. OR…Display the image you want to send
  4. Select “Print Screen” on the keyboard (or use the sniping tool if easier)
  5. Paste the image into an MS Word or MS Paint document
  6. Go to the Online Order Form
  7. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Humphrey Atlas

  1. Display the map or image you would like to send
  2. Go to “Options” and select “Print”
  3. Under “Output To” change to “Image File”
  4. Under “Output File Type” change to what format you want the image saved as. .jpeg will be the best
  5. Click “OK”
  6. This brings up the “Print to File” screen
  7. Enter the drive letter and give it a file name (ex. a:\filename)
  8. This will save it onto a disk or the file of your choice
  9. Go to the Online Order Form
  10. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Keratron/Scout

  1. In the “Help” section of the software, it will give detailed instructions on emailing topography maps
  2. OR…You can display the image you would like to send and choose “Print Screen” on your keyboard (or use the snipping tool if easier)
  3. Paste the image into an MS Word or MS Paint document
  4. Go to the Online Order Form
  5. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Marco 3D Wave and 3D System

  1. Display the map/image that you would like to send
  2. Choose the “Save” icon on the “Map View” screen and the “Save Map Image” dialog opens
  3. To save the map image on a floppy disk, insert it into the floppy disk drive
  4. Name the file for the map image
  5. Choose an “Output Type,” either .jpeg or .bmp format
  6. Confirm a target drive and file name (to change the target drive, press the magnifying icon and change the drive in the “Browse for Folder” dialog)
  7. Press “OK” and the image file will be saved and the “Message” dialog will be displayed
  8. Go to the Online Order Form
  9. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Medmont E-300

  1. Select the map(s) you want to send (more than one map can be selected by holding down the “Ctrl” key)
  2. Click on the Medmont Circle in the top left corner and select “Export”
  3. Save the file
  4. “Save as Type” should be “Compressed Export File (.MCF)”
  5. Go to the Online Order Form
  6. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Nidek Magellan

  1. Right click on the topography image you would like to send
  2. Select “Export Map” at the bottom of the menu
  3. This will create a file that can be attached to an email, either in .jpeg or .bmp format
  4. Go to the Online Order Form
  5. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Nidek OPD

  1. Insert a floppy disk into the disk drive
  2. Go to “Patient Selection” screen
  3. Select the “Database Settings” button
  4. Select the “Select Database Directory” button
  5. In the “Import/Export” field, type in A:\ and press the “OK” button and then “Exit”
  6. Bring up the patient’s maps and select “Save Screen Image”
  7. Press the “OK” button again
  8. The image has been saved to the A Drive in .jpeg or .bmp format
  9. Go to the Online Order Form
  10. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Oculus Easygraph or Keratograph

  1. Select the patient and exam that you would like to email and then push the Easygraph or Keratograph button under “Functions” to go to the “Examination” screen
  2. Select the display (i.e. Overview, Refractive, Height…) that you would like to email
  3. Push the “Print Screen” button on your keyboard (or use the snipping tool if easier)
  4. Paste the image into MS Paint or MS Word and save it
  5. Go to the Online Order Form
  6. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Orbscan by Bausch & Lomb

  1. Display the map that you would like to send
  2. Go to “File” and choose “Save As” and choose .jpg as the file type
  3. Orbscan systems should not be used with the Internet, so it is important to save the file onto a disk
  4. Go to the Online Order Form
  5. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

ReSeeVit

  1. Display the images you would like to send
  2. Right click on the topography map and choose “Save”
  3. Go to the Online Order Form
  4. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

Tomey TMS-4

  1. Right click on the map you would like to send
  2. Choose “Slide Making”
  3. This will save the map as a PDF file in whatever folder you choose
  4. Go to the Online Order Form
  5. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form

TopCon

  1. Display the map/image you would like to send
  2. Press “Print Screen” on your keyboard (or use the snipping tool if easier)
  3. Paste the image into MS Paint or MS Word and choose “Save As”
  4. Go to the Online Order Form
  5. Fill out the required fields and attach the file in the area indicated at the bottom of the form