Fun Eye Facts
The giant squid has the largest eye in the natural world. Squid eyes are very similar to fish eyes.
Their eyes, however, are marvelous. Although squid's eyes evolved on a separate branch of the tangle
bank of life, they are remarkably like ours, except that they don't have the blind spot that human
eyes have. Squid use their eyes to find and capture prey. They have no eyelid, but control the amount
of light coming into the eye by opening and closing their slitted pupil. They focus on something by
moving a hard, clear lens back and forth within the eye. Some species of squid may be able to see color.
At Pacific Vision Institute, we are excited to introduce VIP Eye Physical to our patients. To insure
excellent vision for years to come, whether or not you?ve had vision correction procedure, your eye
health needs to be monitored. Just as an advanced physical is a complement to your doctor?s annual
exam, our VIP Eye Physical doesn?t replace your optometrist?s exam. It goes a step further, using
innovative technology to do testing, monitoring, and detecting conditions that might not be
affecting your vision today but could affect your vision if left untreated. With technology such
as Pentacam, Ocular Response Analyzer, and Optical Coherence Tomography, for example, we measure
clarity of the optics in your vision system to detect early cataract changes, monitor eye pressure
to monitor for glaucoma, and analyze retina to detect even the most subtle abnormalities that may
not be detected with during a routine eye exam. Based on the results of your annual VIP Eye
Physical, we can recommend what you need to do to keep seeing clearly for years to come. Often,
simple changes in nutrition can delay the onset of age-related disease or degeneration. By
analyzing the eye to detect any changes early, we can intervene early and give you personalized
recommendations to preserve the youth and health of your eyes.
What's new in vision correction procedures
Developed by a PhD scientist, Dr. Maureen Powers, and optometrist Dr. Gina Day, Pacific Vision Institute uses proprietary
software games that teach the eyes to refocus rapidly and work together better. This computer-based
vision training can be done at home in 30 minute sessions; at the end of the therapy, we assess your
training and pinpoint the precise areas you may need more training. This computer-based Vision
Training is especially designed to improve performance for athletes (professional and weekend
warriors alike), help kids with reading skills to improve their performance at school, and help
professionals to reduce eye strain while working on the computer.
Eye comfort and good vision depend on a healthy tear film. To accurately measure tear production,
we utilize a novel approach. Touch MicroAssay is an advanced method to assess the level of
lactoferrin, a substance produced by the same gland that makes tears. Low levels of lactoferrin
indicate low tear production. With this method we can accurately diagnose dry eye and follow the
patients to see how well they respond to treatment.
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