GOLDEN VISION Technology

Part of the reputation of Golden Vision as a leader in California eye care is built upon our access to the latest clinical technology. We can image, test, screen, and diagnose using cutting-edge equipment in a comfortable environment, which allows us to learn the maximum amount of information about the unique qualities of your eyes.

This allows us to provide for your lasting eye health with peak precision, and tailor our diagnoses and other services to you specifically. Here are the tools we use to ensure the most accurate eye tests and diagnoses:

Visual Field Test
A visual field test, also called a perimetry test, measures all aspects of your vision at once. This allows us to test for vision loss, as this test is done on a regular basis. Perimetry tests measure the strength of your peripheral vision as well. This is important because patterns in vision loss can help an eye doctor diagnose eye diseases. For example, in patients that develop glaucoma, a perimetry test will show gradual loss of peripheral vision. When diagnosed early, these symptoms are easier to treat.

Corneal Topographer

Corneal Topographer Device

Corneal Topography is a non-invasive procedure that allows us to take a relief image of the curvature of the cornea. This is a crucial scan that gives eye care professionals context on which to provide the following services:

      • Screening for LASIK  and other
         refractive surgery
      • Intraocular lens (IOL) procedures
      • Cataract surgery
      • Precise contact lens fitting

Non-Contact Tonometer / iCare
This test is commonly referred to as an eye pressure test and involves a light puff of air onto the surface of your eye. This tests the pressure of your eye, also known as intraocular pressure (10P). If 10P is too high, it can be a sign of glaucoma, so it’s important for a non-contact Tonometer reading to be accurate for the purpose of precise diagnostics.
Fundus Exam
Fundus Photography Machine

A fundus exam is a painless, non-invasive method of imaging the retina. Also called digital retinal imaging, the fundus exam takes an image of the back of your eyes, including the retina, the optic disc, and the eye’s blood vessels and is used in the diagnosis and treatment of:

 

       • Macular degeneration
       • Retinal toxicity
       • Diabetes
       • Glaucoma

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Also called an “optical ultrasound”, OCT scans use light waves to produce detailed, cross-sectional image of a patient’s retina. Because these images go beyond the surface of the retina, OCT technology can allow doctors to get a better picture of overall eye health in a patient. These images assist in the process of diagnosing and treating glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more eye diseases that involve retinal degradation.
Optos
Optos Eye Machine
The Optos exam is another imaging modality that takes detailed images of the retina, up to 80 percent of the entire structure in detailed images. Although not yet widely used, the Optos scan is a better way to get the larger picture of eye health, as it provides more clinical information in a single scan than any other technique
Anterior Segment Camera
Anterior segment imaging systems are used to view and capture high-quality contrast images of the anterior segment of the eye. The systems use a digital camera and imaging software to archive the images into a powerful database.
Axial Length Measurement
The average eye axial length is approximately 23.30 mm. Assuming the central corneal power is the same for each eye at normal axial lengths, for every 1 mm of axial length difference you can anticipate a 3.0 D difference in the refractive error.
Pachymetry
Corneal pachymetry is the process of measuring the thickness of the cornea. A pachymeter is a medical device used to measure the thickness of the eye’s cornea. It is used to perform corneal pachymetry prior to refractive surgery, for Keratoconus screening, LRI surgery and is useful in screening for patients suspected of developing glaucoma among other uses.