We use the Lastest Technology to help you see better...
We are committed to offering each of our patients the finest in eye care. That means using the latest technology in diagnosing your vision, which allows us to achieve the most accurate prescriptions to help you see better. We also utilize new technology to provide preventative eye care that helps our patients to avoid problematic vision difficulties in the future. If you're in the Chatsworth, Northridge, Porter Ranch or surrounding San Fernando Valley areas, give us a call, schedule an appointment or just stop by during business hours and our staff would be happy to provide a comprehensive description of the cutting edge technology we utilize tin our office.
Retinal photography is becoming a must in optometric practices. It assists in the detection and management of problems such as glaucoma, diabetic changes, hypertensive (high blood pressure) retinopathy, macular degeneration, optic nerve disease and retinal holes, thinning and/or detachments.
Optometrics of Chatsworth is pleased to offer patients high resolution digital images with the Canon CR-DGi Retinal Camera. The CR-DGi camera captures images with 10.1 megapixel resolution. High Resolution Retinal Photography uses a computer-integrated digital imaging system to record a detailed view of the retina. Since nothing touches the eye, photo-documentation is painless. This digital image provides an excellent reference point for future comparisons. We recommend that all of our patients receive this test.
MACULAR DEGENERATION TESTING
Optometrics of Chatsworth has added the QuantifEye MPS II from ZeaVision, the most reliable and accurate device currently available for assessing low macular pigment, the key risk factor in AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) and other visual performance challenges. The QuantifEye is revolutionary in that it takes preventative care to an entirely new level by assessing risk factors so as to allow changes in lifestyle to ultimately increase macular pigment.
Macular Pigment is the protective layer in the eye that guards the visual cells from UV (ultraviolet) and blue light, preventing vision loss. The QuantifEye MPS II works by tracking the safest amount of blue light that an eye can absorb, giving patients a "score" that indicates their MPOD (Macular Pigment Optical Density) and allowing them to gauge their risk of developing AMD. If the MPOD score is low, a patient is then counseled as to the appropriate steps to take in order to increase pigmentation. These steps include discussion of nutrition, blue filters added on eyeglass lenses as well as supplementation.
Research has shown that increasing macular pigment provides other benefits such as better color and light sensitivity, shape discrimination, and improved night driving abilities. In fact, thirteen major league baseball teams have markedly increased visual processing speed after taking supplementation designed to increase macular pigment.
The actual testing is quick and affordable, only taking a few minutes with a cost of less than $20. Dr. Chriqui recommends that all patients over the age of 21 take the test at least once to establish a baseline and set a precedent for themselves of healthy habits. Optometrics of Chatsworth has always put an emphasis on preventative car, resulting in happy patients that have obtained the best quality of vision possible. No appointment is necessary to take the MPOD test. Simply stop into the office any time during business hours and request one.
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Additional information and links to research can be found on the ZeaVision website.
Marco 3D Wave Imaging New Technology. In our office we use the innovative TRS by Marco, a world leader in eye-care technology. This system uses advanced computer and infrared technologies to help us better evaluate your unique visual needs.
In about one minute, the 3-D Wave can get a measurement of your glasses prescription, map the curvature of your cornea, and diagnose distortions in the optics of your eye. With this information the Doctor is able to determine if the patient is a good candidate for refractive surgeries such as LASIK and PRK. In addition, data gathered from the 3-D Wave can be used in the diagnosis and management of corneal curvature abnormalities such as Keratoconus. This instrument also streamlines the process of determining the final glasses prescription, which means less time spent answering questions such as, "Which is better, one or two?"