Our eyes work in a similar way to a film camera. When you take a picture, the lens in front of the camera allows light through, focuses the light and when the light hits the film, a picture is taken.

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Healthy eyes have clear lenses that allow light to pass through. The lens of your eye and the cornea focus the light onto the retina. When light hits the retina, tiny cells collect the light signals and convert them into electrical signals which are sent through the optic nerve to the brain to be turned into what we see.

Regular eye checks make sure your eyes are carrying out this process correctly, your optometrist also uses advanced eye testing to look for the early stages of eye disease.

Eye testing technology allows your optometrist to take an in depth look at your eye health.

Optos Imaging (Wide Field)

Retinal imaging is a digital image taken of the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve located at the back of your eyes to assist in the early detection and management of certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension.

It is a painless, non-invasive test, no different to having your picture taken, and only takes a few minutes to complete.

It will provide your optometrist with not only a health assessment of your eye, but also a benchmark of what a normal image looks like for your eye in order to better detect any changes in the future.

 

OCT Imaging

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanning is used in the early detection and management of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal detachments.

The OCT scan takes a high resolution picture that is very detailed of the retina and it’s blood supply.

The picture allows your optometrist to see detailed images of the internal structure of your eye (the retina), enabling them to accurately detect, monitor and control changes to the retina.

The scan only takes a few minutes and the equipment never touches the eye so you won’t have any discomfort.

Corneal Topography

Corneal Topography is non-invasive photography technique that measures the curve of the front of the eye, the cornea and the overlying tear film.

It creates a three dimensional map of the surface curvature of the cornea – like a topographic map of a mountain – which helps with diagnosing diseases like keratoconus.

The imagery assists with cataract surgeries, intraocular pressure and the detection and management of myopia progression.

These details assist with the correct fitting of contact lenses, especially the more advanced contact lens options.

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Safeguard your eye health

Prevention is key when it comes to avoidable vision loss. If you’d like to learn more about how an advanced eye test can benefit you, get in touch with us today.