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!
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.
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.
AngioPlex OCT Angiopraphy
Optical Coherence Tomography with Angiography Technology. 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. AngioPlex allows depth-resolved visualization of the retinal vasculature and generates an ultra-clear 3D OCT angiography image.
Corneal Analyzer/Topography with Meibomian gland analysis
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.
With the Infra-red illumination of the CA-800, the Meibomian Glands of the upper and lower eyelid can be captured and analyzed. Posterior blepharitis is the most common form of lid margin disease. MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction) can cause or exacerbate dry eye symptoms and eyelid inflammation. The oil glands become blocked with thickened secretions. Chronically clogged glands eventually become unable to secrete oil which results in permanent changes in the tear film and dry eyes. With the CA-800, MGD can easily be observed and compared with previous Meibomian gland examinations of the patient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is PROKERA®?
PROKERA® is a therapeutic device used by eye doctors around the world to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces. PROKERA® is made by clipping a piece of amniotic membrane tissue in between two rings made out of a clear, flexible material.
What is amniotic membrane tissue?
Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta and is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. Amniotic membrane protects the baby from any harm and has natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop. The tissue has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair.
What does PROKERA® do?
The amniotic membrane tissue in PROKERA® has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. Eyes treated with PROKERA® have quicker healing, less pain, less scarring, and less inflammation. The amniotic membrane in PROKERA® is thin and clear like the tissue on the surface of your eye and protects your eye’s damaged tissue while inserted.
What does PROKERA® treat?
PROKERA® is used by eye doctors to treat eye diseases such as keratitis, corneal scars, chemical burns, corneal defects, partial limbal stem cell deficiency and many other ocular surface diseases with inflammation.
Is PROKERA® safe?
PROKERA® is a safe, effective treatment provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA. The tissue has passed many quality control tests before it is provided to your doctor. Ask your doctor if you are concerned about the risks involved with using a human tissue.