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State of The Art Equipment

We use state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat eye conditions and disorders at Eyecare Excellence P.C. in Kodiak.

GDx – Early Detection of Glaucoma

The GDx is the only glaucoma detection technology available that directly and objectively evaluates the nerve fiber layer of the eye. This test is comfortable, does not require drops or pupil dilation and provides results for both eyes within three minutes.

While the three most common tests for glaucoma (the pressure check or puff test, visual field analysis and optic nerve evaluation) are useful, they often do not detect glaucoma early enough.

Early detection is important. Don’t lose your sight to glaucoma.

Cirrus™ HD-OCT
provides cross sectional images and quantitative analysis of retinal features to optimize the diagnosis and monitoring of retinal diseases.

Foresee PHP™
The Foresee PHP™ is a visual field analyzer designed specifically for monitoring disease progression in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Optomap™ Retinal Exam

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Eyecare Excellence offers the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides Dr. Shank with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
An optomap® Retinal Exam provides:

  • A scan to show a helathy eye or detect disease.
  • A view of the retina, giving Dr. Shank a more detailed view than he can get by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with Dr. Shank at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your file, which allows Dr. Shank to view your images each year to look for changes.

The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.

Please schedule your optomap® Retinal Exam today!

For more information on the optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website at

Diopsys™ NOVA VEP

The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System is a painless, non-invasive vision test that objectively measures the function of the entire visual pathway from the eyes to the visual center of the brain. The Diopsys® NOVA device does this by using a technology called Visual Evoked Potential (VEP).

VEP has been demonstrated to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many disorders including amblyopia, brain injury, stroke, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and other vision-related issues.

The purpose of this series of tests is to provide comprehensive diagnostic information to better plan your treatment and monitor the results.