Ocular Health Assesment

We perform complete eye exams which includes a refraction to determine your prescription, an examination of the front of the eye, intraocular pressure testing which is part of the glaucoma screening, and dilating drops to examine the back of the eye. Our eye exam fee is $100.

Should the eye exam reveal the need for further testing, we also perform visual field testing, as well as an optional screening test for macular degeneration.

Dr. Fernando's philosophy is to pursue optometric excellence. He strongly believes in building strong inter-disciplinary relationships with opticians and ophthalmological specialties which ultimately provide the best care for the patient.

Opticianry

Our licensed opticians will help you select a frame and adjust it so that it fits your face properly. We will go through your lens options and select what works best for your particular needs and make the precise measurements to fabricate your eyewear.

Our after-purchase service includes any adjustments, nose pad replacements, cleaning etc. for the life of your frames.

We also offer a frame repair service including replacement of frame arms and soldering broken frames.

If needed, most prescriptions can be made the same day.

Our team of opticians fabricate your eyewear precisely and to the highest standards at our onsite lab. We will make every possible effort to make sure you are delighted with our service and products

Optical Coherance Tomography (OCT)

The OCT is a state of the art instrument and is the gold standard in the diagnosis and management of ocular pathology. The test is painless, non-invasive and though takes less than 5 minutes for both eyes but gives the doctor a wealth of information about your eyes. OCT testing involves a laser scan into the depths of particular parts of the eye. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that causes progressive damage to the nerve. OCT testing determines the extent of thinning of the nerve tissue and helps monitor any further damage with extreme accuracy. Wet Macular Degeneration is a retinal disease that causes fluid accumulation within the layers of the retina. OCT testing helps determine where the fluid is and the amount accumulated. In addition to these common conditions, the OCT is also extremely useful in the detection of any retinal changes.

Visual Field Testing

The Visual Field Tester is an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of your central and peripheral vision. This subjective test can vary from 5 minutes to 15 minutes per eye. The test involves small flashing lights in various areas of your visual field with the patient responding when they see the flash. Glaucoma reduces peripheral vision sensitivity in certain areas (usually unbeknownst to the patient) and can eventually lead to tunnel vision or complete vision loss if undetected. Visual field testing quantifies the size of the visual field loss as well as the depth of the loss helping the doctor diagnose and manage glaucoma. Certain neurological conditions as well as medications can also cause patterns of visaul field loss.

Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD)

The MPOD is a painless, 5 minute pretest to assess your risk of developing Macular Degeneration. The sensory part of the back of the eye, the Retina, contains the pigments Leutine and Zeaxanthine. Current research suggests that these pigments protect the retina from oxidative stress which can lead to macular degeneration. The MPOD measures pigment levels within the retina. High levels of these pigments have a protective effect on the retina. Low levels can potentially increase your risk of developing macular degeneration. Certain ocular vitamins like Vitalux and PreserVision as well as green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and brocolli can help increase Leutine levels in the retina.

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