Eye Care Technology
We take a retinal image using digital photography to produce an instant image of the back of your eye. The image is used by your optometrist to closely examine changes in the blood vessels of the retina and allow retinal issues to be monitored.
Visual Field Test
A visual field test is non-invasive imaging that takes around 15 minutes. The test provides a picture of what a patient is able to see in their central and peripheral (side) vision. This test is useful in the early detection of many diseases including glaucoma, or if vision loss is a result of a neurological event such as head trauma or stroke.
This test measures the curve of the front of the eye, the cornea, and the transparent layer forming the front of the eye.
The corneal topographer maps out the curvature of the front of the eye, which is important as your optometrist will use this information to help fit lenses or to see if the front of the eye is damaged or irregular in some way.
The test also helps diagnose corneal diseases like keratoconus.
The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan takes a picture of the retina and its blood supply. It provides a clearer picture than that seen by standard imaging.
An OCT scan gives your optometrist an image that can detect problems in the eye prior to any symptoms being present in the patient. It used to detect and support the management of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal detachments.
Wide Field Retinal Photography
This type of imaging takes an ultra-wide picture of the retina, which is used in combination with an OCT scan to give your optometrist better information to detect macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal tears.
A wide field retinal image is particularly important for patients with myopia (short-sightedness) where there is a greater likelihood of retinal degeneration, holes or tears. This type of image is also important for diabetics, as sometimes diabetic retinal disease may only be visible in the periphery.
Slit Lamp Image Examination
A slit lamp shines a thin sheet of high-intensity light into a patients eye, which when used with a microscope allows your optometrist to microscopically examine your eyes for any abnormalities or problems.
The slit lamp has different filters to get different views of the eye and provides another method of diagnosing macular degeneration, detached retina, cataracts, corneal injuries and blockages of the eye’s blood vessels.