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We are proud to boast some of the latest, state of the art, optometry equipment within the practice. Not only are we gadget-lovers, it makes sense to exploit our clinical expertise by using the best technology available to get the most accurate results for patients.
We?re often asked by patients what the kit does. So here?s a brief explanation and we?re more than happy to offer a guided tour of the equipment during a consultation ? just ask. We?re geeks too!
The Retinal Camera
This allows us to take pictures of the back of the eye (the Retina). The result is we get a view of early signs of conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration, along with building up a long term picture of how the eyes are changing over time. In turn, patients have greater confidence in the accuracy of our assessment of their eye health.
This allows us to map the cornea (window of the eye) by analysing information gained from 80,000 points. It is a quick and painless scan which is invaluable, especially when trying to diagnose corneal irregularities such as Keratoconus. This scan is very helpful in complex contact lens fitting and in the fitting process of Eyedream ? overnight vision correction.
This pen like device allows us to measure the thickness of your cornea (window of the eye), which aid us in the diagnosis of a number of conditions where necessary. It requires us to anaesthetize the eye with drops before touching the surface with a very sensitive probe giving us a measurement within seconds.
Visual Fields Machine
Any condition that affects the nerve of the eye or the brain like strokes or trauma can result in a loss of areas of peripheral vision. This is clearly a dangerous thing for drivers or even pedestrians crossing the road if, for example, the left side of both eyes is missing. Therefore, we do carry out routine check on most people over 40 and others who are potentially at risk of loss of side vision.
The front of the eye may look like a clear window and although it is just half a millimeter thick it has in fact many layers which are impossible to see with the naked eye. The slit lamp is a high powered microscope with a very intense light source that provides a very detailed examination of these layers. Since there are many conditions which result in a ?red eye?, only by detailed examination with this equipment can an accurate diagnosis be made. We even have a digital slit lamp now which allows to photograph what we see.
Electronic Letter Chart
While everyone is familiar with the old ?eye test chart?, it is not as effective for children who do not know their letters, those whose English is poor or those who have other learning difficulties. Our computer based chart can offer pictures, letters, numbers, coloured images in a line or singly to reduce confusion in understanding the nature of the test. The chart is equally lit across its surface and each letter has exactly the same level of illumination thus avoiding the problems associated with having a variable level of light falling across the chart.
Some of the kiddie eye tests
A common question is ?at what age should I bring my children in for an examination?? Our answer is ?any age?. For children who cannot read or even respond to any question we use a Retinoscope which gives us an objective assessment of the prescription. This tells us whether there is any significant error that needs early correction and in most cases reassures us everything is within normal limits.
As children get older they can match letters on a card to different sized letters we show them. Older still and we can show them pictures of common objects ? cars, yachts, aeroplanes and so on.
On top of all that there are other sensitive tests to check both eyes work together and that colour vision is within normal limits.
The eye is kept ?blown up? by fluid that comes in at the back of the eye and out near the front. Sometimes the drain gets blocked up for unknown reasons and the pressure inside the eye rises. If it rises too high it can compress the small nerves in the eye resulting in a loss of side vision (see visual fields for how this is tested). We test the pressure with one of two instruments; one requires us to anaesthetize the eye with drops before touching the surface with a very sensitive probe, the other one is less accurate but requires no drops.
We have taken advantage of the latest Apple Technology with the Ipad2 and have dedicated software which allows us to take images of you with a selection of different frames and compare them ? making the selection process that much easier when you cannot see yourself properly without your glasses on.