Advancements in Technology
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.
Visioffice is the first and only universal measuring system that allows doctors to obtain every possible parameter needed for today’s individualized lenses. Only the Visioffice system measures a revolutionary new parameter — the real 3D position of the Eye Rotation Center for each eye — so your doctor can dispense Essilor’s unique eyecode™ lenses. With eyecode lenses, patients get the most precise vision possible, no matter where they look through the lens — instantly and effortlessly.
Dr. Yu and family visit the United States to see Beach Eye Care’s new Femtosecond laser. The new laser allows for bladeless laser vision correction and cataract procedures. Dr. Yu is considering implementing the new technology in his hospital located in Daqing, China.
ORA System™ – Optiwave Refractive Analysis
This new technology provides an on-demand analysis of your eye and allows the surgeon to re-measure your eye during cataract surgery to make sure you have the best lens for optimal results.
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.
Zeiss Cirrus hdOCT Machine
Imagine seeing your own eye anatomy in high definition and 3-D…well, it’s now at Beach Eye Care. The hdOCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) allows us to image key structures of your eye from front to back.
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.
Optos® Retinal Scanning
Do you find dilating drops uncomfortable and annoying? Worry no longer. Beach Eye Care now offers an unprecedented diagnostic tool, Optos® Retinal Scanning. The addition of this retinal imaging technology allows us to see the inside of the eye without having to suffer through the inconvenience of dilating drops and a day of blurred vision.
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.
Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q
Beach Eye Care is proud to offer the most advanced technology in laser vision correction, the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q. This excimer laser system offers shortened surgery times, precise centration, and reliable eye tracking which provides a new level of safety in laser vision correction. Using PerfectPulse Technology™, the Eye-Q laser follows the eye’s fastest movements to make sure each ultra-thin laser pulse delivers an accurate placement on the cornea. A high speed eye-tracker checks the eye’s position during the procedure while the pulses are placed at 400 per second. This faster and more defined procedure sculpts the cornea back to 20/20 precision in as little as two seconds, providing you with a shorter, more comfortable procedure.
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!
Eyemaginations™ Educational Software
As part of our commitment to offer our patients access to the very best information in eye health education, we are proud to offer Eyemaginations software technology. This interactive, 3D resource gives you detailed information and visual tools that can help you understand the intricacies of various eye disorders and conditions, such as glaucoma, astigmatism, macular degeneration, corneal laser vision correction, and cataracts. While you visit our office, the Beach Eye Care Team will help you become more educated about your eye condition for a successful treatment plan.
Which Intraocular Lens is Best for You?
With multiple types of intraocular lenses (monofocal, multifocal, and accommodating) available for cataracts, the Beach Eye Care surgeons will offer you choices to meet your lifestyle demands. Each lens delivers a different level of performance based on lens design. The Beach Eye Care professionals pride themselves on offering you choices so that you may decide which type of lens meets your individual needs and desires.
Crystalens HD™ Accomodating Intraocular Lenses
An option for the patient with cataracts, whose vision is most often classified as cloudy or fuzzy, is Crystalens HD . With cataract surgery noted as the most commonly performed surgery in the United States, this next-generation optic offers the patient unprecedented depth of focus and vastly improved near vision. The natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL); the Crystalens HD is an accommodating lens that projects a single point of focus and allows the patient to see near, intermediate, and far. Patients are usually very satisfied as they can reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses. Compared to standard monocular intraocular lenses, patients implanted with Crystalens HD are able to see at all distances.
ReSTOR® Multifocal Intraocular Lenses +3.0 Lenses
As the area leader in cataract procedures, it’s only fitting that Beach Eye Care offer ReSTOR® 3.0 Intraocular Lenses. This lens allows the cataract patient a full range of quality vision – a more comfortable reading distance, an improved intermediate vision, and excellent distance vision. This lens gives those with presbyopia and cataracts renewed vision which can eliminate the need for glasses post cataract surgery with accurate and predictable outcomes. Clinical reports on this lens show a high rate of patient satisfaction with nearly all patients stating that they would repeat this lens implant again.
Tecnis® Multi-focal Intraocular Lenses
Beach Eye Care is excited to offer Tecnis® Multifocal Implantable Lenses, a new and exciting intraocular lens that has the potential to restore clear vision and eliminate the need for bifocals and reading glasses. Often preferred by those who have cataracts that require surgery, the Tecnis® Multi-focal Lens prides itself on offering superior near and far vision in bright light as well as low light situations. This new level of visual clarity draws high levels of patient satisfaction in that it also provides faster near and intermediate reading speed in addition to independence from reading glasses.
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.