Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCTOptical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.

OCT allows each of the retina’s distinctive layers to be seen in order to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis, and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and others.

OCT for Retinal Disease

With the new FastTrac retinal tracking system, the OCT’s precise macular thickness analyses, detailed layer maps, and more than 100 B-scans provides the framework to comprehensively assess any retinal condition. The OCT compares measurements from the current and prior visits to provide a thickness change map that helps determine next steps for treatment. 3-D cubes and Advanced Visualization™ can be used for dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration.

OCT for Glaucoma

No other equipment offers a more complete integration of glaucoma diagnostics. With angle imaging and central corneal thickness measurements, you have the world’s standard-setting comprehensive tool for glaucoma structural assessment. Guided Progression Analysis™ (GPA) provides a powerful tool for determining change for RNFL (retinal nerve fiber layer) and optic nerve head parameters.


Nidek Retinal Imaging Camera

New_Retinal_CameraThe Nidek Retinal Exam is a state-of-the-art method of evaluating the retina, the sensitive lining inside the eye. Val Vista Vision Center was one of the first practices in Gilbert to offer the Nidek Retinal Imaging, beginning in 2009.

The Nidek Retinal Imaging gives our doctors a more precise view  of the retina than conventional imaging technology. The images are captured in less than a second and become immediately available for the doctor and you to review. The procedure is non-invasive and simple enough that children can have it done. The Nidek Retinal Images become part of your permanent exam record, available for future comparison and analysis from year to year. Additionally, the Nidek Imaging greatly reduces the likelihood of eye dilation while improving the doctor’s ability to detect early signs of eye disease.

Our doctors have the Nidek Retinal Imaging as a screening tool available to the patient for $29. The patient will leave with a copy of the images. If you have a family history of macular degeneration, glaucoma, or any other retinal disease, this is the best way to monitor change. If a patient receiving the imaging has a medical diagnosis, then some insurances cover the procedure, less copays or deductibles.


Essilor’s Visioffice® with Eyecode

The most accurate measurements for individualized lenses.

Val Vista Vision Center is using the latest technology from Essilor, called the Visioffice® with Eyecode technology. We can help you make the best lens choice by using the system that allows our opticians to obtain every possible parameter required for modern lenses – with extreme accuracy. Visioffice® also encompasses a unique measurement called eyecode that allows you to go one step further in terms of lens personalization by measuring the Eye Rotation Centre (ERC).

Visioffice® Eyecode

Using the new patented Visioffice® technology, eyecode enables our opticians to determine the individual position of each eye’s rotation centre with one quick and easy measurement by using dynamic 3D eye measurement technology. This new technology enables our opticians – for the first time ever – to pinpoint the exact Eye Rotation Centre (ERC).

What does this mean for you?

Along with Visioffice® other key parameter functions (mono PD, fitting height, distance from ERC to lens, postural behavior, etc) – which are required for all premium lenses on the market – we are now able to offer the most physiologically matched lenses ever made – lenses that are 5 times more optically precise wherever the wearer’s gaze passes through them. This measurement is very important for all lenses, but especially the new digital progressive lenses. Through the use of various interactive presentations, we can help you to choose the best lens/frame combination for you.

The Smart Mirror

The Smart Mirror is a new innovative tool we have incorporated into our office for the convenience of our patients. The Smart Mirror allows our patients to easily view themselves in up to four different styles of frames at one time. Additionally, each frame may be enlarged to a full screen view. The Smart Mirror is easy to use and free to our patients. We welcome you to come in and give it a try. Our staff is knowledgeable and excited about this new tool and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.