As advances are made in the field of vision care, Beach Eye Care stands firm in its commitment to offer patients the very latest and most advanced technologies and procedures. Through constant upgrades in equipment and diligent research/training in the most sophisticated vision care tools, the Beach Eye Care Team continues to provide an ongoing “Best of the Beach” level of high-tech, high-touch care.
In just a few pain-free seconds, an Optomap® is created by scanning the surface of the retina offering the physician a view of up to 82% of the retina at one time in correct orientation. This comprehensive image of the inside of your eye gives the doctors the opportunity to identify early signs of eye disease that previously may have gone undetected. Some of the eye and general health disorders that can be discovered with this new technology include melanoma and metastatic cancer to the eye, high blood pressure, age related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
Not only does the Optos® digital image offer an opportunity for your doctor to see the big picture (a substantial view of your retina) at one time, this advanced diagnostic tool also serves as a baseline image that can be compared yearly with future scans for proactive eye care against eye diseases. Call today to schedule your next eye exam and opt to include Optos® Retinal Scanning.
The Optomap® Retinal Exam raises the standard of care for eye health evaluations in several ways. It provides a digital image of the retina – which is the back of your eye – in a matter of seconds. The Optomap® helps us detect eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal tears or detachments. It also aids in detecting serious health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. It is important to understand that in most cases, you may not experience any signs or symptoms of eye disease.
The Optomap® Retinal Exam allows the Dr. to interactively review their Optomap® images and educate them about their eye and overall health.
The ORA System works by directing a beam of low intensity laser light into the eye during the surgical procedure. The laser light reflects off the back of your eye, and sensors in the ORA System device analyze the reflected wave of light exiting your eye. This real-time analysis measures all of the eye’s unique optical characteristics, and gives your surgeon an accurate measurement of your eye’s focusing capabilities.
Prior to the ORA System, surgeons have been unable to assess the quality of vision during the procedure, and would have to wait until weeks after the procedure to determine the accuracy of the results.
There are many benefits to having the ORA System, added to your cataract procedure.
- ORA System allows your surgeon to assess the quality of your vision during your cataract procedure
- ORA System will guide your surgeon and provide you with the opportunity for optimal outcomes
- Whether you’ve had LASIK or have astigmatism or any other visual error, the ORA System can help you potentially eliminate your need for eyeglasses after your cataract procedure.
For our corneal vision correction patients, we can see and measure the thickness remaining in your corneal bed post-Lasik to guide you to a Lasik enhancement under the flap versus a surface PRK one.
For our ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) patients, we can better measure the space between the high nearsightedness correcting implant and your human lens to minimize touch that could lead to a more rapid development of a cataract (clouding of your human lens).
For patients with diabetes, macular degeneration or other macular conditions (like puckering or hole formation), and those preparing to undergo cataract surgery, a high definition scan of the 20/20 spot is invaluable in guiding treatment. The hdOCT provides a cross-section anatomical view that is easy for all to understand as well as to visualize the sweet spot of our vision (the macula).
In glaucoma, the optic nerve is imaged to detect damage that causes side vision loss on the visual field test. The hdOCT allows the earliest detection of this silent vision-threatening condition so laser or drop treatment can be initiated to lower the eye pressure and preserve sight. The hdOCT test is painless and takes only minutes to perform without touching the eye. The anatomy of the eye in high definition is instrumental in our ability to save sight at Beach Eye Care.
This laser was added to our excimer laser options for its accuracy and speed with Wavefront Optimized LASIK. Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q broadens our ability to treat myopia, hyperopia, and high astigmatism. Patients claim that post-operative glare and halos are minimized. Studies show that following Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Wavefront Optimized laser vision correction, 93% of patients see at least 20/20 or better. Further research concludes that 97% of patients report they would recommend this procedure to their friends. To discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure or any other, please contact us for an appointment.
As of Dec 2009, Beach Eye Care has a 92% 20/20 rate at 1 year which is 12% GREATER THAN the Global average!
All surgical procedures involve inherent risks and your results cannot be guaranteed. To determine whether cataract surgery or laser vision correction is right for you, talk to your physician for more information about the potential risks and benefits of surgery.