Regular eye examinations ensure that you have the best level of vision possible. They also reassure you that your eyes are healthy.
Our private eye examinations last about 45 minutes and is tailored to your individual needs. It will include an 3D laser OCT scan to help detect eye diseases as early as is possible. This scan is quick and painless and we can view the results straight away.
Detailed retinal examination, intraocular pressure assessment and computerised visual field assessments can all be a part of your bespoke eye examination as required to meet your individual needs.
Afterwards, your Optometrist will discuss with you the best ways to satisfy your optical requirements according to you lifestyle. This may include not only differing designs of spectacle lenses and frames, but also contact lenses and sunglasses.
If there are any underlying signs or symptoms of eye disease, your Optometrist will refer you for futher investigations and treatment. It is recommended that adults have their eyes examined by an Optometrist at least every 2 years.
An OCT uses a scanning laser to examine the retina. It inputs the results of these scans into a piece of computer software and the scans are converted into a fully interactive 3D image. The scans can be compared to a cake. When we look into the eye, we normally see only the surface of the cake – the retinal surface. With OCT we can take a slice out of the cake to see all the different layers that make up the retina, focus on a certain sections and pinpoint any unhealthy changes or abnormalities.
We recommend that every patient has an initial baseline OCT scan. This will be stored by our software and compared to any future OCT scans for minor, but significant changes to your retina. An OCT scan is particularly useful for any patients who have concerns of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and “Flashes and Floaters”.
OCT scanning is included within our Private Eye Examination fee and is available as an upgrade for NHS funded patients.
This screening is important to detect early changes to the retina caused by diabetes. These changes have no visual symptoms and can only be treated if detected early.