The eye examination not only measures your prescription (and the powers of corrective lenses for you, if needed). It’s also where sight conditions can be detected early, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment.
Common sight conditions are listed to the right, or below if you’re viewing this page in a narrower window. Click the [+] next to each title to read more.
We strongly recommend our Premium examination which includes OCT scans, so that all aspects of your eye health can be examined in detail, screening for many conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes and macular degeneration (dry or wet). We will take images of each eye and take the time to explain them to you, showing you the different areas on the pictures such as the optic nerve, the blood vessel system and the critical, central region of retina, known as the macula. The OCT scans the deeper layers of the eye and can pick up even early signs of eye conditions such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. The computer software can then compare these images when you next have a scan, picking up any changes that may be important.
Retinal photography gives us instantaneous ‘snapshots’ of your eyes, but also allows us to build up a record over the years and monitor any changes
OCT scanning gives cross-sectional 3D information as well as the retinal snapshots
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