Optovue Avanti - Comprehensive Widefield OCT Imaging
- Visualize Peripheral Pathology with Avanti’s 3D Widefield Cube
- Assess of Change Over Time with RNFL and GCC Trend Analysis
- Precisely Calculate IOL Power in Your Post-Refractive Surgery Patients with Total Cornea Power
- Enhance Eye Health Exams with Optovue’s Wellness Solution
The Avanti Advantage
- Avanti Widefield OCT gives you new information on structures outside the traditional 6x6 mm cube, separates the retina into distinct layers for detailed assessment, offers views of the vitreous and deep choroid, and gives you the ability to monitor change over time. With the extensive information delivered by the Avanti System, you can tailor your approach to treatment and truly personalize patient care.
- Take your analysis of the nerve fiber layer to the next level with Avanti's trend analysis software, which tracks change in RNFL and GCC thickness and provides an estimate of future progression. This comprehensive analysis allows you to personalize treatment protocols and enhance your patients' understanding of their disease. New metrics, Focal Loss Volume (FLV%) and Global Loss Volume (GLV%), increase the sensitivity and specificity of the GCC analysis to help you identify suspected optic nerve head disease.
- Expand the clinical utility of your OCT to address a broad range of patients in your practice. With Avanti's Cornea Advance, you can visualize and measure corneal angles, quantify corneal thickness and track change in thickness between visits. Avanti's Total Cornea Power software allows you to precisely calculate IOL powers in post-refractive surgery patients to optimize their visual outcomes and truly personalize their care.
- The Avanti system is designed with the efficiency of your practice in mind. Scan patients faster with 70,000 A-scans per second, rapidly process scans with Avanti's background processing engine and quickly identify potential problems with comprehensive, easy-to-read reports.
OPTOS Retinal Exam
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides us 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.
An optomap® Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving doctor Wilson a more detailed view than he can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with Dr. Wilson at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
- 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.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures how much 'side' vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating.
Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. Your optometrist may ask only for a driving licence visual field test, which takes 5-10 minutes. If you have just asked for a driving test or the clinic doctor advised you have one, you will be informed of the result by the clinic doctor, in writing, in a few weeks.
Normally the test is carried out by a computerised machine, called a Humphrey. Occasionally the manual test has to be used, a Goldman. For each test you have to look at a central point then press a buzzer each time you see the light.
Blu Tech Lenses
Do you know what blue light is? As you read this article, you are probably being exposed to harmful Blue rays from your computer screen, cell phone or tablet. Blue light, also known as high energy visible light, is emitted by many of these electronics, and is a serious threat to eye health which was previously unknown and irrelevant in generations past.
Eyestrain, headaches and fatigue are common side effects. Even more alarming, recent studies indicate that blue light exposure has the potential to increase risk of macular degeneration significantly over time. Those with a history of macular degeneration are at special risk, as well as children, due to large pupils and shorter arms, which cause them to hold electronic devices closer to their faces, both of which allow more blue light to penetrate the eye.
Fortunately, cutting edge technological solutions to this growing epidemic exist. BluTech Lenses are special lenses specifically designed to selectively filter out blue light, enhancing visual comfort and minimizing eyestrain. These lenses boast a special state-of-the-art filtering agent within the lens material itself that duplicates elements in the eye, called ocular lens pigment and melanin, which the body naturally produces on its own, and which help filter out just the right amount of blue light entering the eye to protect against unfettered blue light penetration, while allowing proper visual contrast.
As written on the Blu Tech website, "BluTech Lenses provide protection from UV rays and harmful high-energy blue light without altering or distorting color perception." At Bear Creek Eye Care in Wildomar, CA we have offer plano lenses so that people who wear contacts or don't need a Rx can wear the glasses and protect their eyes against the damaging high energy blue light.
Patients who spend hours on electronic devices are at increased risk of eyestrain and glare, macular degeneration or problems falling asleep at night. For more information about blue light and how to protect yourself, contact your eye doctor today.
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