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Technologies2018-09-11T15:55:35+00:00
Val Vista Vision is one of the only practices in Gilbert that can provide you with state-of-the-art Diopsys vision screening. Diopsys is an innovative vision test that can detect glaucoma three years earlier than other tests. This is important because over 3 million Americans have glaucoma but don’t know it, and if left untreated for too long, glaucoma can cause blindness. Additionally, this technology can detect papilledema and other retinal issues.

How it works

Diopsys is a painless, non-invasive test that measures visual processing speed and other factors that contribute to the functioning of your vision, in a way that no other test is able to do.

What to expect

Sensory pads will be placed under your eyelids or on your head. Using one eye at a time, you’ll be asked to watch a series of light flashes or changing black and white patterns. The sensors will record the speed and strength with which your eyes communicate this information to the brain. It can also measure how well your retina is functioning – your retina is responsible for reacting to light and sending nerve impulses to your brain, where they are transformed into the visual images you see.

Ask if Diopsys is right for you

We are one of very few practices in the entire nation (and the only one in Gilbert!) that offers this cutting edge technology. Give us a call today to find out if it should be part of your vision care routine.

We are proud to offer RightEye eye-tracking tests and training. RightEye’s testing and therapy protocols are the only
objective vision and health tests using eyetracking technology
in the world. RightEye testing protocols assist us in providing
the best possible vision care.

Using a scientific-based, metric-driven methodology, RightEye’s patented technology measures visual skills and provides earlier, faster, more accurate insights related to health, vision and sports performance.

What can RightEye eye tracked vision tests tell you?

• monitor eye movements uncovering vision and health issues
• provide baseline concussion tests
• monitor recovery and treatment impact
• improve athletic performance by identifying vision strengths and weaknesses
• detect early indicators for autism and Parkinson’s disease
• identify binocular vision issues that impede reading, vision, and learning

Optical 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.

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.

The most accurate measurements for individualized lenses.

Val Vista Vision 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

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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®’s 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 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.

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