Our practice takes great pride in using the most advanced imaging technology to scan various ocular structures. All diagnostic tests aid in providing the highest quality of eye care without the need for dilation. Three important tests that we offer at Beverly Hills Optometry include:
1. The Retinal Digital Photography is useful for early detection, monitoring, and/or treatment of ocular and systemic conditions. When examining the retina, most eye diseases are completely asymptomatic in the early stages. The Optomap (Optos) technology provides a panoramic view of your retinal structures and scans for abnormal findings including, but not limited to, bleeds, scars, infections, inflammation, edema, plaques, freckles, floaters, holes, tears, detachments, etc. It serves as a tool for preventative medicine and digitally documents the health of your retina. Strongly recommended annually for screening healthy patients as well as monitoring patients with a personal/family history of any of the above mentioned.*
2. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test, similar to an MRI for the eye, to scan for various ocular conditions. With the use of light waves, the OCT takes cross-sectional pictures of your cornea, retina, optic nerve, and macula. This allows our doctors to map and measure their health over time. Some of the common conditions include keratoconus, glaucoma, optic neuropathies, macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathy, diabetic eye disease. Our doctors can detect and document the slightest change from year to year. Strongly recommended for patients with blurry vision, reduced vision, keratoconus, diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, and many others.*
3. The OCULUS Keratograph5M and FireFly Slit Lamp are modern diagnostic tools that scan the ocular surface using advanced infrared & color cameras. They are optimized for external imaging of the eye and eyelid. Unique features include mapping the corneal curvature, evaluating the anatomy and function of the oil glands (meibomian glands), measuring the tear quality & consistency, assessing the tear meniscus height (tear volume) and tracking the vessels of the conjunctiva. Strongly recommended for patients with eye irritation, watery eyes, blurry vision, dryness, redness, styes, eye fatigue, blepharitis, contact lens patients, lasik patients, and cataract patients.
Retinal Digital Photography, Optical Coherence Tomography and Dry Eye Imaging may or may not be covered by insurance. In the absence of qualifying vision or medical insurance coverage, fees are the responsibility of the patient.