Technology

From smart phones to electric cars, we live and breathe technology whether we know it or not. Technology and science have come a long to help us understand the complex human body and its function. Your sight is precious, and your eyeballs are complex organs. We have invested in the best technology to understand and manage your eye health.

It is the technology, our experience, and extensive training that allows us to deliver our advanced eyecare. Our advanced eyecare is over and beyond the standard NHS sight test. This involves a complete diagnostic evaluation by our experienced optometrists and is an extended appointment of up to sixty minutes. The optometrist will use state-of-the-art technology like Optomap and 3D OCT scanning to assess your eye health.

WHAT IS OPTOMAP?

Optomap is a non-invasive, painless, and quick digital scan of up to 82% of the retina. Some of the first signs of disease such as stoke, diabetes and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have any other symptoms. Optomap will also screen for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is one of leading cause of sight loss in the United Kingdom.

WHAT IS 3D OCT?

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive, painless, and quick diagnostic instrument used for scanning the deeper retinal tissue. It is the technology for the future because it can allow us to detect problems, in symptom-free patients, 5-6 years before they become visible in standard sight test. We will use OCT specifically to screen for two of the leading causes of blindness in the UK; age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

What is Henson 9000?

The Henson 9000 visual field screening is the perfect technology for glaucoma assessment and management, enabling us to detect and monitor glaucoma progression. It is a fast, painless, non-invasive and effective way of detecting problems in the visual field, and not just glaucoma. It was Professor Henson who invented the world’s first computerised, multiple-stimulus, supra-threshold field screener. Its release revolutionised the way in which visual field tests were performed.

What is Keeler intelliPuff?

The Keeler intelligent puff tonometer is an accurate and ease way of measuring your eye pressure. intelliPuff embodies electronic and optical technology to deliver a soft puff of air onto the cornea. The gentle puff technology makes the assessment quick, easy and painless. We will not need to insert any drops or fluorescein sodium dye into the eyes.

IS IT FOR ME? You are born with a pair of eyes that need to last you your entire life.  We believe that our comprehensive eye care should be must for all the family.  We don’t think there is a better way to look after your eye health. 

IS OPTOMAP SAFE FOR CHILDREN? Yes.  In fact, many vision problems begin in early childhood, so it is important for children to receive the best eyecare. Optomap was founded over 20 years ago by Douglas Anderson after his then five-year-old son, Leif, went blind in one eye when a retinal detachment was detected too late.