Dark Adaptation Testing

People with macular degeneration symptoms, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often don’t know they have the disease during its early stages. They may dismiss early warning signs, like trouble seeing at night, as part of the normal aging process. Ignoring these symptoms only delays diagnosis, which can lead to more vision loss.

As an AMD Center of Excellence® we offer a new test that helps us diagnose macular degeneration at a very early stage and monitor disease progression. If you are experiencing problems seeing at night, or it is becoming increasing difficult to read in dim light, talk to us about scheduling an AdaptDx® test.

AdaptDx Dark Adaptometer

The AdaptDx [adapt-dee-ex] aids in the detection and management of macular degeneration. It measures the time it takes for your vision to adjust to the dark. This is called dark adaptation. The simple test takes less than 10 minutes. You’ll look into the device in a darkened room and press a button every time you see a flashing light. Nothing will touch your eye. If the AdaptDx test indicates signs of early macular degeneration, you and your doctor have valuable time to develop a plan to delay disease progression.

“RI” stands for Rod Intercept™, the time it takes for the eye to adjust from bright light to darkness. When you take the AdaptDx test, the device calculates your RI number and provides your doctor with critical information to help determine your macular degeneration status.

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Is the AdaptDx test covered by insurance?

We may be able to bill the test to your insurance provider if there is a medical diagnosis related to macular degeneration or you are experiencing trouble seeing, If not, the AdaptDx test may require a modest out-of-pocket expense.

What should I expect during the test?

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