During a standard eye examination, an optometrist will perform an ophthalmoscopy examination; a procedure that involves shining a light into your eye to examine the internal structures. Our OPTOMAP Daytona system is able to take a digital image of the retina in under 1 second and without the need for pupil dilation.
Regular ophthalmoscopy is equivalent to trying to see the inside of a ping pong ball through a 3mm hole and with the aid of a small torch. The OPTOMAP Daytona system allows us to view up to 5 times the area conventionally seen.
The digital images are stored, so should there be a condition that requires monitoring, we are able to compare the images to those taken on your previous visit to us to see if there have been any changes.
The Optomap Daytona system also uses Autofluorescence technology. This means that we are able to take a second set of images that will show our opticians changes at a cellular level, before they would be able to see them with the naked eye.
OPTOMAP Daytona is suitable for all ages, quick and non-invasive, allowing us to add it into our eye examination. To learn more about this exciting new development visit www.optos.com
This is the latest edition to our diagnostic equipment and is designed to aid very early detection of a number of sight threatening complaints including glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Just 10 years ago, Optical Coherence Tomography technology was mainly used in research, but recent advances have enabled this to be more widely available. This revolutionary technology is common in eye hospitals but this top level of care is available in only a few private consulting rooms or high street optometry practices. We have invested in this wonderful equipment to give you the very best technology available to protect your eyesight now and in the future.
Our O.C.T. allows our optometrists to take a cross section scan of the retinal nerve fibre layers at the back of the eye; these scans are similar to an MRI scan of the eyes. The O.C.T. is able to assess the thickness of each of these nerve fibre layers and highlight any variations from the 'norm'. Any areas that may be unusual can then be measured and later repeat scans can be lined up with the original and any changes can be seen and measured.
The O.C.T. is also able to produce a 3D image of the macula allowing our optometrists to see, sometimes for the first time, problems within your eye that could not easily be seen before. Again these scans are completely non invasive and take just a few seconds to take. For more information, visit www.meditec.zeiss.com
In conjunction with the nationwide company "Hidden Hearing" we offer free hearing checks by appointment. Mr Jerry Eldridge is our qualified audiologist and attends the practice on Thursday's on a fortnightly basis.
Today's audiologist brings computerised diagnostic equipment and the whole test lasts for approximately one hour. The hearing aids provided are very discreet, hence the name Hidden Hearing, and use the latest digital technology. The hearing check is free of charge and there is no obligation to buy.
We have chosen to partner Hidden Hearing as they reflect our own policy of qualified staff offering a high standard of service with no "hard sell". We are delighted to welcome Mr Eldridge as part of our team. For more information visit www.hiddenhearing.co.uk
18 Plowright Place
Tel: 01760 751050
Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm
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