Regular eye examinations are important to maintain your continued optical comfort and health. The primary purpose of a consultation is to ensure the prescription meets the individual requirements of everyday life. The examination includes full screening of your eyes to provide a visual refraction, ocular pressures, fundus photography and visual field check. Additionally, we now incorporate a 3D Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) camera.
OCT Camera / Digital Screening
Using a 3D Optical 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.
All our Optometrists are specially trained to provide eye examinations for patients with an acute eye problem that needs urgent attention. Instead of a visit to your GP or Hospital Eye Service, we can examine you promptly and recommend the most appropriate course of treatment.
Low vision means that you cannot see as well as other people even when wearing spectacles. Our specially trained Low Vision Optometrists offer a Low Vision Assessment to discuss your eyesight condition and any visual difficulties you may be experiencing in day to day life.
This fully funded service enables Low Vision Aids e.g magnifiers, task lighting, reading stands to be recommended and loaned to you for as long as you may need them.
The Optometrist will also be able to offer practical help for daily tasks, put you in touch with local clubs or organise referral to the Low Vision Rehabilitation Service offered by your local Social Services Department.
Dyslexia is a complex condition where an individual experiences great difficulty when reading and writing, not because they can't see the print clearly but have problems processing the information.
Several years ago it became apparent that tinted lenses can dramatically improve reading and writing ability, and extensive research has shown that it is important that the colour of the tint needs to be very precise to attain the best results.
We offer specialist testing using the Intuitive Colorimeter to assess and prescribe the perfect tint for each patient. Further information can be found here.