At the Highlands Ranch Vision Center we strive to have the most up to date technology to help diagnose and monitor ocular diseases. At our office we offer the following equipment in addition to the standard equipment found in most optometric practices.
The GDx is a unique instrument that measures the nerve fiber layer of the eye to aid in the diagnosis of glaucoma. It does this by projecting a polarized light into the eye and measuring the amount of slow down that occurs as it passes through different layers of the eye tissues. One of the tissue layers that is affected by glaucoma is the nerve fiber layer, and this is the layer that is measured by the GDx. By looking at the thickness of the nerve fiber layer and comparing it to average, healthy eyes glaucoma can be detected earlier and more reliably then before this technology was available.
Our retinal camera allows us to photograph the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels that are in your eyes. This important instrument allows us to easily document the condition your eyes are in and allows easy comparison of your eyes on a year to year basis.
FDT Visual Field Screener
This piece of equipment quickly and efficiently test the users peripheral, or side vision. The user clicks each time a stimulus is seen. The responses are compared to data from people with a full and normal peripheral field. Any defects on this screening test can indicate a need for further testing to rule out conditions such as optic nerve disease like glaucoma, stroke, or head injuries.