Visionarium Optometry Provides Eye Examinations that Offers Comprehensive Assessment of Ocular Health
Having a regular eye exam is crucial in protecting your and your family’s eyesight. These exams allow Dr. Chester Quan and Dr.Christina Chang to detect changes in the front of your eye so alterations can be made to your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. However, your doctor also needs to look at the back of your eye, the retina, to check that it is healthy and not damaged or showing signs of disease.
Regular eye care can uncover both eye and systemic (entire body) problems. If these problems are left untreated, there is a risk of disability, suffering, and loss of productivity. The goals of an eye exam is to avoid or minimize adverse effects on the eye and vision, as well as to identify potential problems early in order to prevent any problems, which may potentially lead to vision loss.
There are various retinal diseases and conditions of the eye which result in loss of vision.
There are also diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure which can be discovered by examining the eyes. Side effects of drugs may also sometimes be observed during eye examinations. Again, early detection is the key factor in treatment and sight preservation.
Your annual eye exam should include more than just reading an eye chart. Ask us about non- invasive OCT and OCTA imaging and Optomap Retinal Scan.
What is an optomap Image?
Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but Dr. Chester Quan and Dr. Christina Chang will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees – even in a 3D animation.
The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.
Benefits of an optomap
The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:
- optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
- Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams
Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.
What is an OCT and OCTA image?
Optovue OCT: Where Technology Meets Eye Health
Dr. Chester Quan and Christina Chang at Visionarium Optometry are dedicated to using the latest developing technology that help the manage treatment options for patients suffering from ocular diseases. In just a few seconds our painless and non-invasive OCT and OCTA imaging scans can give Dr.
Quan and Dr. Chang a comprehensive view of your ocular health.
What is OCT Imaging?
This type of imaging visualizes the structures of your eye — from the front, or anterior segment, to the back, or retina. Dr. Chester Quan and Dr. Christina Chang may use OCT aid in diagnosing disease and managing your ocular health.
What is OCTA Imaging?
OCTA is the only non-invasive way Dr. Chester Quan and Dr. Christina Chang to visualize the vascular structures of your retina. Previously the only way to visualize these blood vessels used fluorescein angiography, a lengthy procedure requiring injections of contrast dye associated with a wide range of side effects and limited imaging results. With AngioVue, high quality images are available in seconds, without the use of dye injections.
OCT is useful in diagnosing many eye conditions, including:
- macular hole
- macular pucker
- macular edema
- age-related macular degeneration
- central serous retinopathy
- diabetic retinopathy
- vitreous traction