In Tucson and Southern Arizona, you have a huge number of practices to choose from. The type of practice you select has a direct bearing on the services you select.
Wellness Eye Exams
A Wellness Eye Exam should provide a thorough examination of the eyes and vision, uncovering any disease early in its development. Here’s a quick summary of what we do at Clear View Vision Care (some tests are age dependent). We think you’ll see the difference from a “regular eye exam”.
Thorough case history – probes for signs symptoms of vision problems and disease.
Lifestyle history – discussion of desire for patient to wear a specific optical technology (glasses, contacts, etc), undergo refractive surgery (LASIK, LASEK, etc), or start Orthokeratology (non surgical vision correction).
Baseline entering visual acuity – establishes current vision levels.
iProfiler Vision Assessment – computerized eye power assessment, measurement of high order distortions / aberrations, and corneal mapping.
iVue OCT Wellness Scan – disease screening, a CT scan-like imaging of the retina / macula, posterior vitreous, optic nerve, and a specific Glaucoma screening test (GCC analysis) that can find Glaucoma as much as 6 years earlier than any other method.
Konan Endothelial Cell Scan – screens for corneal diseases and damage that if missed can compromise vision and necessitate corneal surgery.
MacuScope Macular Pigment Density (MPD) Testing – identifies patients with low MPD. Low MPD patients have a 40% higher risk of Macular Degeneration.
Tonometry – eye pressure assessment, the classic test for identifying Glaucoma risk.
Refraction– historically, this has been done with a Phoropter, the giant glasses machine the doctor shows you lenses and asks “better one, or two” while you look at a letter chart. This has been optimized with the iProfiler and iScription from Zeiss, which reduces aberrations that regular lenses cannot.
Slit Lamp Microscopy – high magnification assessment of the front of the eyes, the lens inside of the eye (cataract assessment), and the vitreous (fluid inside eyes).
Dry Eyes Assessment – includes tear film, blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction screening.
Optos Panoramic Imaging – high resolution imaging of the retina, screens for hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes related blood vessel damage, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and much more!
Case presentation and recommendations – a summary of findings presented to the patient / family that will guide the decision making process for any needed medical testing.