Eye Tech Eye Associates was established in 1993 with a goal to offer cutting edge diagnostic procedures, products and services. We offer leading edge technology to make your eye exam as comfortable and easy as possible. Your experience at Eye Tech will be unlike any other found within the greater Phoenix area. We have worked hard to achieve such accolades, and want to share this experience with you!
Corneal pachymetry is a non-invasive ultrasonic technique for measuring corneal thickness, and has been used primarily in the evaluation of persons with corneal diseases and in the assessment of persons at risk for glaucoma. Ultrasonic corneal pachymetry is performed by placing an ultrasonic probe on the central cornea, after the cornea has been anesthetized with a topical anesthetic. A technician can operate the pachymeter and it normally takes less than 30 seconds per eye to complete measurements.
Corneal topography is a process for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, similar to making a contour map of land. The cornea is a clear membrane that covers the front of the eye and is responsible for about 70 percent of the eye’s focusing power. To a large extent, the shape of the cornea determines the visual ability of an otherwise healthy eye. A perfect eye has an evenly rounded cornea, but if the cornea is too flat, too steep, or unevenly curved, less than perfect vision results.
The purpose of corneal topography is to produce a detailed description of the shape and power of the cornea. Using computerized imaging technology, the 3-dimensional map produced by the corneal topographer aids in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of various visual conditions.
Fundus photography documents the retina, the neurosensory tissue in our eyes which translates the optical images we see into the electrical impulses our brain understands. The retina can be photographed directly as the pupil is used as both an entrance and exit for the fundus camera’s illuminating and imaging light rays.
Huvitz Digital Refraction
The Huvitz Digital Refraction ensures our optometrists achieve the most accurate eyeglass prescription possible, while easing the test procedure for the patient. The system uses a “virtual image” eye chart to prevent the patient from over-focusing the target. It also allows for instant comparison of old to new prescription.
Optical Coherence Tomography
When the retina is viewed with standard examination techniques, only the surface of the retina is seen. OCT technology allows for viewing of the individual layers of the retina, measurement of retinal thickness, and seeing what lies beneath the tissue. This is especially useful for conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinal Vascular Occlusions, Diabetes, Macular Holes, and many others. The testing is non-invasive, quick and pain free. In many cases, this technology is replacing more invasive examination techniques.
Macula Pigment Densitometer
Macular Pigment protects the macula from free-radical damage caused by blue wavelength light. A risk factor for developing AMD is low Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD). This device measures MPOD, the relative health of your macula. The macula is the sight-sensing center in the back of the eye.
The three major components of the tissue are the carotenoid pigments Meso-zeaxanthin, Zeaxanthin and Lutein. On the surface, one’s macula may appear healthy. However, if the levels of the carotenoid pigments are low, this may predispose one to developing AMD. By measuring MPOD, we can now identify at risk patients. Low MPOD is a modifiable risk factor for the development of AMD. Risk reduction can begin now, even if you are in your twenties.
Optomap Retinal Imaging System
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 any noticable change in 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 your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can
get by other means.
• The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap® image of your eye with
your doctor 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.
A visual field test is an eye examination that can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumors or other neurological deficits.