Many moons ago, ancient civilisations used the stars to determine who had the best vision. Obviously things have moved on, and so has our ability to not just correct sight by various means, but also investigate the health of the eyes in ways not thought possible even when I qualified! Being able to pick up problems at an early stage is vital for the treatment of potentially sight threatening conditions. We allow more time for our comprehensive eye tests so that your optometrist can show you the results of the scans, and advise on monitoring or treatment if appropriate. NHS clients can upgrade for a small fee.
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY (OCT)
We have recently installed an OCT at our Stokesley practice. The latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
The Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Traditional methods reveal only 10-15% of your retina at a time.