Regular eye exams do more than establish your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Your eyes are an indicator of your overall health, so an optometrist is often the first person to identify chronic conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes and high blood pressure, often before you know they exist. In addition to our ongoing professional training, Taank’s work with Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s Glaucoma Clinic in Cambridge allows for continuous learning about new techniques and procedures, which feeds into our overall eyecare approach to ensure you receive the best eyecare possible.
Eye health starts with you, which is why we begin your exam with a review of your current prescription, any changes you may have noticed, your lifestyle, etc. Little things make a huge difference. During your comprehensive exam we use a carefully selected range of trusted and state of the art equipment to gauge your most accurate prescription. At the end, you’ll have the chance to discuss your glasses options with your optometrist, taking any specific requirements into consideration to ensure optimum results.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
The latest in retinal examinations, OCT is a non-invasive hospital grade imaging technique. This state of the art technology uses light waves to capture 3D images of the back of your eye. It means we can now examine your optic nerve and different retinal layers in greater detail for an even more accurate diagnosis and early detection of eye conditions. OCT is included as part of our private eye exam fee (there is an optional supplementary charge of £40 for this enhanced service for NHS patients).
We provide a range of advanced clinical examinations (including gonioscopy, a skilled technique not offered my many optometrists in the Cambridge area).
Humphrey Visual Field Test
Using a hospital grade analyser, we test your field of vision to establish how well you see within that area, checking your peripheral (side) and central vision to give us information about the function of your eye.
Gonioscopy checks the drainage system of the front of the eye. If the drainage is narrow and tight it can cause elevation of the intraocular pressure. Gonioscopy is useful in determining the cause of high intraocular pressure.
Goldman applanation tonometry