Your routine eye examination covers: history/symptoms, spectacle assessment, refraction, muscle balance, pupil reflexes, intraocular pressure, visual field testing, internal eye examination (ophthalmoscopy)
We are committed to offering you the latest advances in eyecare, so we recommend the Optomap Retinal Examination to everyone. Optomap is a comprehensive retinal examination, which can also detect signs of other diseases that affect not just your eyes, but also your overall health. These include:
Diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the eyes and kidneys. Retinopathy is damage to the retina due to these diseased small blood vessels.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure):
Increased pressure in the blood vessels can result in damage to blood vessels in the eye.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD):
The centre of the retina, the macula, can become diseased as we get older. This results in alterations to our fine, central vision making daily activities such as driving and reading difficult.
This practice is committed to offering you the latest advances in eyecare.
We recommend the Optomap Retinal Examination to everyone. This very simple and painless examination allows us to obtain a more comprehensive view of the retina than ever before. The increased view assists us in reaching areas in the retina difficult to access with traditional equipment and can assist us in detecting early stage conditions. For us, viewing the retina with traditional equipment was like looking through the keyhole only a very small area could be seen at one time. With Optomap the view we now have is like opening the door and seeing the whole area! All of this can be achieved without special eye drops that dilate the pupil but can leave you with blurred vision and uncomfortable eyes after the procedure has been completed.
Taking your Optomap image is fast, comfortable and simple. By looking into the special eyepiece, a digital image of your retina is taken in less than 1 second. You will see a small light when the image is being taken. Nothing touches your eye at any time and you can resume normal activities immediately. The image of your retina, which you have probably never seen before, is instantly available for your optometrist to review and discuss with you. Your image will now be stored in your records. While one image is useful, to build up a meaningful picture of your retinal health and accurately track changes over time, we recommend that your have a regular Optomap Retinal Examination. This may be annually, every two years, or more frequently if you have a pre existing eye condition (as advised by your Optometrist).
Benefits of the Optomap Retinal Examination:
- Gives a wider view of the retina
- Provides a digital image of the retina that can be stored for future review
- No need for dilating eye drops
- Your Optomap Image is available on screen and can be reviewed and discussed with your Optometrist
- Nothing touches your eye
- Suitable for all ages including children
- You can have an Optomap taken even if you have cataracts, glaucoma, small pupils or don’t like bright lights!
In addition to this we specialise in the detection and monitoring of diabetes, liaising with and recommended by Broomfield Hospital’s Eye Department.
We are on the official list of examiners for the DVLC, seeing patients from all over Essex.
We fit all types of contact lenses. Fitting anything from daily, monthly to crazy lenses.
Our fully qualified Dispensing Opticians specialise in frame knowledge, fitting and measuring of frames and ophthalmic lenses. They are in tune with the latest trends/improvements and developments.
We stock over 1,000 frames with everything from Armani to economy brands.
But most importantly our friendly team listen to the patient and try to meet their spectacle or contact lens needs.
Time is taken to “get it right”.