"The elimination of one of the “barriers to entry” for patients is hoped to result in earlier diagnosis of preventable causes of blindness and vision loss," said Dr. Tom S. Chang.
LANCASTER, Calif. (PRWEB) November 05, 2019
The Acuity Eye Group 360 Advanced Vision Center employs a revolutionary approach to eye care. In less than 30 minutes, it uses the latest technology to offer patients comfortable and efficient comprehensive eye exams, all without the hassle of appointments, lengthy waits, and dilation. Further, this is all done without ever needing to see the doctor.
Nearly 90% of vision impairment is preventable if caught early enough. And that was the driving force for Acuity Eye Group to develop technology that uses a minimally invasive method that accurately provides a higher level of diagnostics than a typical exam. Acuity Eye Group recognizes that for many, the inconvenience of dilation or long wait times at the doctor’s office prevents people from getting eye exams until they start experiencing vision problems.
However, by the time people notice vision problems it is often very late in the disease. This means that by the time you experience vision loss, treatment options may not be able to recover lost vision but only stabilize the condition to avoid the progression of the disease. The Acuity 360® technology allows more patients to get seen so those with undiagnosed conditions can be identified and treated sooner.
Dr. Tom S. Chang, founder and Co-CEO of Acuity Eye Group® recently said “one of the biggest impediments to patients coming in for their eye exams has always been the prolonged blurring of vision that accompanies dilation drops. With this new technology and the use of infrared imaging, the exam can be accurate and comprehensive without the need for dilation. This elimination of one of the “barriers to entry” for patients is hoped to result in earlier diagnosis of preventable causes of blindness and vision loss.”
The Acuity 360 exam can detect the following conditions without any need to dilate the patients or see a doctor:
- Corneal edema/dystrophy
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Hypertensive retinopathy
- Macular degeneration
- Narrow angles
- Ocular tumors
- Vein/artery occlusions
- Visual field from stroke/tumors
Comprehensive eye exams can also delve deeper into the patient’s overall health, often identifying other conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid disease before symptoms are experienced. Dr. Michael Samuel, Co-CEO and Chief Medical Director for Acuity noted “one of the simplest ways for early detection of systemic diseases is through an eye exam. With the technology available at Acuity 360 patients can be assured that not only is their vision health being reviewed but their systemic health as well.”
The process is simple, patients simply go through a series of non-invasive testing with a technician by their side. The exam is completed in about 30 minutes. The doctor then reviews the results remotely and, if any concerns are identified, the patient can quickly be scheduled with the appropriate specialist at one of the Acuity Eye Group locations.
The Acuity 360® location in Lancaster, CA was one of the first to open. Additionally, because of Acuity Eye Group’s unique partnership with High Desert Medical Group (HDMG), the Acuity 360 exam is a covered service for HDMG members. People not members of HDMG can still be seen for a minimal fee.
Those interested in experiencing Acuity 360 can call to schedule an appointment through the Acuity Eye Group Call Center at 800.898.2020 or request an appointment online at AcuityEyeGroup.com
About Acuity Eye Group
At Acuity Eye Group, they are committed to helping ophthalmologists and optometrists realize their full potential while providing best-in-class patient care to all those in need. They are experts in the business of ophthalmology with years of experience in the industry. Acuity Eye Group has world-class doctors and surgeons on their founding team who are still in practice today including Tom S. Chang, Michael Samuel, and Michael Davis.
Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, the Company offers access to ophthalmology services from Visalia to San Diego.