We take photos of the back of the eye so that we can build up a long term picture of how the eyes are changing over time.
Our computerised test chart is the modern way of providing letters to read during the eye examination. It allows lower case letters, pictures and shapes for children and those with learning difficulties. It also has some unusual ways of maintaining the attention of the very young.
The eye constantly produces fluid which is constantly drained away. If production is too high or the drain becomes blocked the intra ocular pressure can increase. If it rises too high it can compress the small nerves in the eye resulting in a loss of side vision.
The pressure can be measured with a puff of air tonometer which blows a gentle puff of air onto the eye and gives a digital measurement of the pressure. An alternative device requires us to anaesthetize the eye with drops before touching the surface with a very sensitive probe.
If you are short sighted, you’ll know how challenging it is to choose a pair of glasses when you can’t see what they look like when you are wearing them. We use video technology to offer patients a means of photographing them with a variety of glasses so they can see what they look like from all angles.
The Henson is a computerised visual field machine which can be used to help diagnose defects such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumour etc.
Our state of the art edging machine allows us to cut lenses to fit any frame. This means that our on the premises glazing facility ensures a rapid turnaround for all but the most complex of lens designs. Rimless lens shapes can also be adjusted to your required shape or size.
The slit lamp is a high powered microscope with a very intense light source that provides a very detailed examination of the anterior eye, the conjunctiva and the cornea. This is especially useful in contact lens fitting and contact lens examinations.