We are pleased to advise the Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system is part of our eye examination. This allows our Optometrist to capture more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-15% of your retina in one time.
The unique Optomap view enhances our Optometrist's ability to detect even the earliest signs of disease that appear on you retina. Seeing most of the retina at once, allows us more time to review your images and inform you about your eye health. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the power of Optomap as a diagnostic tool.
Using a 3D Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT camera), our optometrist will take both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross section scan of the back of your eye. Very similar to an Ultrasound scan, the OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye. We also capture a digital photograph of the surface of your eye to cross reference areas of concern. This highly advanced screening allows for better and more precise information regarding early signs of retinal disease and macular degeneration.
Manufactured by Zeiss, it assesses the sensitivity of the retina across the central 60 degree of the visual field. It detects suble changes that might otherwise go undetected. During the test, lights of varying intensities appear in different parts of the visual field and the perception of these lights is charted and compared to healthy eyes of the same age in order to determine the extent of any damage to the retina.
IProfiler is an innovative measuring device that analyses the eye with acute accuracy in order to provide detailed information of the imaging properties of the eye; in particular high order aberrations. These aberrations are responsible for poor vision in reduced contrast such as at twilight or night time.
The resulting spectacle lenses provide the wearer with optimised visual performance in all light conditions.
The slit lamp is an instrument consisting of a high intensity light source that can be made to project a thin beam of light into the eye. This is then observed to give a magnified 3D view of the different parts of the eye. During the examination, our optometrist can look at the front parts of the eye, including the clear, outer covering (cornea), the lens coloured part (iris) and the front section of the gel-like vitreous that fills the globe of the eye. Special lenses can be placed between the slit lamp and the cornea to view deeper structures of the eye such as the optic nerve and retina.
A vital part of correcting vision is the process of refraction – determining the level of correction that a patient requires. Subjective refraction is the traditional technique where the optometrist adjusts a series of corrective lenses to achieve the best visual acuity whilst viewing a variety of charts.
In order to ensure a person’s optic nerves are healthy, our optometrists check the pressure that is placed on them by the fluid in the eyes: the intraocular pressure.
The instrument used to check intraocular pressures is called a tonometer and is used to measure the intraocular pressure of aqueous humor, the liquid found inside the eye. Usually, the tests performed by a tonometer are simple, quick and painless.
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