Optical Technology

Posted: Feb 09 2021

Our focus is on making sure your eyes look great, both inside and out. We use the latest diagnostic technology which allows us to detect most vision problems early on, sometimes before you even notice any symptoms.

What is digital retinal imaging?

A digital retinal image takes a photo of the retina, optic nerve, macula and retinal blood vessels. Our expert optometrists then use this image to document the health of your eyes and advise you of anything unusual.

Why is retinal imaging important?

The images can help us to detect early signs of eye diseases such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension retinal tears/detachment
  • Ocular cancers.

Early detection is key in treating any eye condition. We store your images so we’re able to continually monitor the health of your eye and identify any changes the next time you see us.

Members get FREE digital retinal imaging with their eye tests#

Optical Coherence Tomography

All of our stores have the latest Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) instruments which provide the most comprehensive image of the eye available today. This 3D imaging technology provides a highly detailed internal image of your eye, the resolution of which is similar to an ultrasound or MRI.

The benefits of OCT for you

The best thing about OCT is that it allows your optometrist to better assess the internal structures of your eye, detecting any problems before they progress to something more serious and permanent damage is done. Our optometrists can monitor and manage the health of your eyes, assisting them in identifying a number of eye diseases in their early stages, sometimes years before symptoms become obvious.

OCT can help provide early detection of, or rule out, the following:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Maculopathy.

OCT imaging is the only technology that provides these high definition cross-sectional images, so it’s the ultimate tool for precise diagnosis and prompt referral to an ophthalmologist for treatment.

OCT scans take just a few minutes to complete and are completely pain free as there’s no direct contact with your eye.

While this service isn’t covered by Medicare, our members do receive a 40% discount.

Members get a 40% discount on OCT scans

#Free retinal imaging only available for Health Partners members, and only if eligible for a full Medicare eye examination. In some instances, we’re unable to take a Digital Retinal Image due to the condition of the eye. Your optometrist will advise you if this is the case.

If you’re worried about your eye health book an eye test today. Early detection is vital in treating any eye condition.

Posted: Feb 09 2021


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