Advanced Technology

"You've heard of the saying, "Put your money where your mouth is," which means supporting something that you believe in, especially with money. Well, that is exactly what we do.
We are firmly committed to providing our patients with the best and most advanced technology that money can buy. Not only are our doctors able to practice at the highest level of their profession, but our patients are deserving of the best, as they've built our practice with their word-of-mouth referrals. We owe them!
We use the most sensitive instrumentation to detect eye problems at the earliest. We also set baselines for EVERY patient against which later observations, images and calculations are compared. Minute changes are detected earlier and treatment can be implemented or adjusted sooner.
We do all of this without charging "an arm and a leg." We include our advanced technology testing in our comprehensive examination and without tacking on additional fees to our patients. If further testing is required, our doctors make a conscious effort not to overcharge by going out of their way to charge no more than the Southern California College of Optometry.
In fact, it is our ADVANCED technology that sets us apart from the rest, creating the biggest "buzz." Our patients are constantly "WOWed" with our constant upgrades and their appreciation and referrals are our biggest rewards.
In the last few years, we added over $150,000 worth of new technology without raising our fees. Somehow Providence keeps providing and our patients keep sending us more patients!

ZEISS GDx:

Glaucoma is the sneak thief of sight. Over one million Americans have glaucoma and don't know it!
Losing vision means missing life. Left undiagnosed and untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness.
The revolutionary new Zeiss GDX exam provides information that NO OTHER glaucoma test can provide. GDx stands for Glaucoma Diagnosis. Using this advanced technology that detects, glaucoma at the earliest stage when it is most easily treatable -- even up to 8 years in advance -- before it sneaks up on you! It is also used to follow up on glaucoma treatment and for the early detection of glaucoma in relatives of glaucoma patients.
We do NOT use the dreaded "air puff" which was never classified as a test for glaucoma, but merely a screener. In comparison to the Zeiss GDx, the "air puff" is considered grossly obsolete and imprecise and will fail to detect glaucoma at the earliest stages when treatment is most effective.
The Zeiss GDx is a much more comfortable test for the patient, besides being the "gold standard" in finding glaucoma at the earliest stage. It is a computerized test that measures the thickness of the eye nerve tissue. It is similar to taking a picture of the inside of the eye. It is painless, quick and does not require that your eyes be dilated.
The small handful of offices that have the Zeiss GDX technology will often charge an additional (~$30) fee for this procedure. We believe in providing the best care to our patients and have made it, as well as retinal photos, available as part of our comprehensive examination without additional charge.

DIGITAL RETINAL CAMERA:

This has allowed us to save countless eyes -- and lives! We go the extra mile by photographing EVERY patient's eyes in order to provide the best of eye care, hands-down. No doctor can remember the incredible detail of every eye examined. But high quality digital photographs of the inner eye can!
This is how we've been able to detect even the most subtle of nuances of change that allow timely intervention before they get serious or irreversible.
Signs of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes can first show up in the inner eye. Digital technology allows to to keep this photos as a permanent part of your medical record to be used for future comparisons and the earliest detection of change, allowing for early intervention and preventive measures.
This camera has been instrumental as the BEST way to detect LOW-TENSION GLAUCOMA -- most common in ASIANS -- which often goes undetected elsewhere.
Retinal photography is absolutely the "gold standard" in detecting eye disease.

 

AUTO REFRACTOR:

No matter what your prescription, this special instrument can detect it - whether your refractive error is very nearsighted with astigmatism to very minimal in farsightedness.
It measures your refractive error and prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it enters your eye. The automated refraction technique is quick, simple and painless.
After being seated, you place your chin on a rest. You look into this machine and see a scenic picture inside, one eye at a time. The picture moves in and out of focus as the machine takes several readings of your eye. The machine averages these readings and calculates a prescription. No feedback is required from you, the patient, during this process.
Our doctors use this information as a starting point, then refine your prescription based on your input to ensure you'll love your vision.

 

VISUAL FIELD ANALYZERS (Humphries, FDT):

These are used to test your peripheral vision. They are also the most sensitive tests we have for the detection of GLAUCOMA, RETINAL DETACHMENTS and NEUROLOGICAL disease.
Visual field testing is important in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. It is used to confirm that glaucoma has affected the visual field, to evaluate the severity, and to monitor for progression.
All eyes have a normal blind spot in the side vision where the optic nerve enters at the back of the eye. The side vision map produced by the visual field test shows exactly where different intensities of light were seen (or not seen) in the patient's field of vision.
Visual field tests are usually performed once or twice a year after glaucoma is diagnosed to check the field of vision for any changes.
We also uses the field test to determine the full horizontal and vertical range of what you are able to see peripherally. This is commonly referred to as "side vision."
Visual field tests assess the potential presence of blind spots (scotomas), which could indicate eye diseases. A blind spot in the field of vision can be linked to a variety of specific eye diseases, depending on the size and shape of the scotoma.
Many eye and brain disorders can cause visual field abnormalities. For example, optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma creates a very specific visual field defect. Other vision problems associated with blind spots developing within the visual field include optic nerve damage (optic neuropathy) from disease or toxic exposure or damage to the light-sensitive inner lining of the eye (retina).
Brain abnormalities such as those caused by strokes or brain tumors can affect the visual field. In fact, the location of the stroke or tumor in the brain can frequently be determined by the size, shape, and site of the visual field defect.

Hours

MondayCLOSED
Tuesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday7:45AM - 2:00PM
SundayCLOSED

Please Note:

EARLY appointments 7:30 AM and LATE appointments 6:00PM available on Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only.

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Cerritos 2020 Optometry

11420 South Street (at Gridley),

Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone. 562-860-1339