A revolutionary piece of diagnostic equipment that can detect a number of common eye conditions, such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy, during a routine eye test.
This piece of equipment is called a 3D Optical Coherence Tomography system (3D OCT). Similar to the scans a radiologist takes in hospital, Optical Coherence Tomography is a harmless light scan of the most sophisticated layer in the human body, the retina. Using 3D imaging software your optometrist can take a detailed copy of your retina to compare against your next visit.
3D-OCT is available in both our Sowerby Bridge and Elland practices. Make sure that when booking your next eye test, you ask about an OCT scan.
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.
Visual Field Machine
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.