MPOD: Heterochromatic flicker photometry is a noninvasive diagnostic test to measure your macular pigment, which is made up of zeaxanthin and lutein. These carotenoids protect the retina and shield it from harm caused by damaging light waves known as short-wavelength, high-energy, visible blue light.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) With state-of-the-art technology such as OCT, we can detect eye diseases before vision is affected! If you have a family history of retinal disease, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, we strongly recommend an OCT scan. It is a “X-ray” for the eye, which gives a cross-sectional view of the layers of the retina and optic nerve. On future visits, we will be able to compare scans and determine if there’s been any clinically significant changes. Fee = $39.
Visual Field Testing. This is a computerized analysis of your peripheral vision. Someone can have no visual complaints or problems, have 20/20 visual acuity, and still lose peripheral vision (side vision). Losses in peripheral vision can indicate the presence of glaucoma, optic nerve disease, neurological disorders, brain tumors, and visual loss secondary to systemic diseases. If you do not have a normal visual fields screening, we recommend a longer and more comprehensive visual field test. Fee = $60.
Your medical insurance may cover a portion of the fees for OCT and Visual Fields.
YOUR VISION is worth the additional costs for these tests!
Please do not neglect this chance to preserve good vision for a lifetime!