By JEANNETTE SHAMBAUGH
Moapa Valley Progress
At InVision Eye Center, located at 1170 N Moapa Valley Blvd, Dr. Kent J. Bennion O.D & Dr. Joshua Terry O.D. have invested into the latest technology to better serve their patients. With state-of-the-art equipment comparable to larger surgical practices the local team can better diagnose, manage and treat a wider range of ocular disease.
One of the new eye exam machines is a corneal topographer. “This machine is valuable because it allows us to make an elevation map of the front surface of the eye,” said Bennion. “This helps ensure a better fit for contact lens patients, but also provides better care for patients with keratoconus or other corneal concerns”.
The practice is also equipped with a new retinal camera. Bennion said that this machine allows patients to get a look at what the doctor is seeing.
“That way we can better educate them regarding the function and appearance of the blood vessels and nerves of the retina,” he said. “This is of particular importance to patients with diabetes or high blood pressure.”
A new visual field machine at the local office monitors the sensitivity of the peripheral (side) vision. “Many times the earliest stages of nerve damage go unnoticed until the damage has progressed to a point where it is too late to get it back,” Bennion said. “This machine is important for the early diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma. The peripheral vision can also be affected in the early stages of brain tumors or even strokes.”
One of the latest advancements in technology is the Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). “This allows us to measure the thickness of the retina and better visualize its many layers and other structures of the eye,” Bennion said. “This is absolutely critical in monitoring the biggest three eye problems: glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.”
The InVision team also manages and treats emergency visits such as eye infection, chemical burns and ocular foreign bodies, as well as monitors and treats cataracts, dry eyes, ocular allergy and other types of inflammation.
For those looking for the latest in eyeglasses, InVision has a wide variety of name brand frames and contract with state-of-the-art labs to provide the latest in digital surfacing technology.
“We believe that by staying current with the latest developments in eye care, dry eye disease, prescription lenses, and advances in contact lens technology we will provide the best vision care today—and in the years to come,” Bennion said.
InVision Eye Center may be reached at 702-397-2020 or online at www.InVisionEyeCenter.com.