The OCT – Ocular Coherence Tomography is the latest technology available for early detection of many eye conditions, providing an easy way to monitor subtle changes within the eyes. The OCT uses light waves to display 3D image of the inner layers of the eye, allowing examination of the underlying layers which have never before been visible.
DIGITAL RETINAL CAMERA
A state of the art Digital retinal camera is used to capture photographic images of the back of your eyes. This technique is one of the most accurate and advanced ways of screening for many different eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes and age related macular degeneration, as it allows us to inspect the retina in far more detail compared to conventional methods which were previously relied on.
The images taken are stored and can be recalled, therefore enabling the optometrist to compare these from one visit to the next, allowing even the most subtle changes to be detected aiding in early diagnosis.
VISUAL FIELDS TEST
This allows us to check the sensitivity of the back of the eye. Our eyes are made up of millions of nerve fibres which can get damaged in certain eye conditions. From looking into the eye we are only able to see the surface of the eye however by checking the sensitivity of the eye it allows us to monitor the different layers of the eye. This test is especially useful when it comes to diagnosing the reason behind headaches or other eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes and retinal detachments.