My practices aims to deliver the highest standard of optometric eye care possible for all our patients, and to that end I have acquired the Optomap Retinal Examination systems, located at my practice in Frinton on Sea and Earls Colne.
The Optomap Retinal Examination is a quantum step-up in eye care. It enables the Optometrist to view up to 200° of the retina, over 3x as much as the older method and see it all at once.The retinal image is first captured by the scanning laser ophthalmoscope (pictured here with the patient in position) Then, using specialist software, it is viewed together with the patient on the computer screen. Diabetic patients can be examined using Optomap, drops are rarely needed.
Our spectacle lenses are supplied by Essilor, a large manufacturer of quality single vision & Varifocal lenses. We use an in practice scanner, this allows for us to pre-order lenses to your existing frame.
Both varifocal and bifocal lenses are now available in light weight impact resistant plastic suitable for rimless spectacles which need a special plastic to ensure durability. Lenses can have an antireflection coating / non scratch coating added which also helps for night driving. These coatings are now much easier to keep clean e.g. Crizal Scotchguard which comes with a two year no quible guarantee. Polarised lenses are especially useful for driving when the sun is low in the sky. Thinner lenses are available to reduce the thickness of all lenses, the choice in these lenses has recently been greatly enhanced, we’re happy to advise you on the best choice for you.
Light weight, well fitting titanium frames.
Prescription sunglasses inc. UV block.
Cataracts at first produce a slight blur in the vision. With time this blurring increases and eventually your vision will be affected enough to cause problems. In most cases your distance vision will be affected first, possible for driving. Just like you need to protect your skin from sunlight, you need to ensure your eyes are protected too, as sunlight can contribute to cataract. Cataracts can be treated on the NHS, we can refer you to an appropriate clinic.
Glaucoma is an eye complaint related to the pressure in the eye, this is checked with a gently puff of air. The back of the eye is examined using Optomap. The area of critical importance in glaucoma, is the optic disc, where the nerve enters the eye. If the area shown in yellow is too large the eye may suffer from glaucoma.