• Adelaide
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Digital Retinal Imaging 

Our detailed and meticulous eye tests ensure your eyes are at their optimum health. We do this by taking a digital retinal image of your eye with every standard full eye test – at no extra charge for members with Extras cover. 

What is it? 

A digital retinal image is a picture of the retina, optic nerve, macula and retinal blood vessels. Our expert optometrists can use this image to document the health of your eyes and advise you of anything unusual. Taking the image is quick and simple. 

Why do we think it’s important? 

Digital retinal imaging is quick and simple and can help detect the early signs of eye diseases such as: 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Macular degeneration 
  • Diabetes 
  • Hypertension Retinal tears/detachment 
  • Ocular cancers 
Each image is recorded and stored for future reference so that we can monitor any changes next time you see us – because we care about your eye health.


Healthy retina Retina with haemorrhage

Optical Coherence Tomography 

For your peace of mind, every Health Partners Optical store now has the latest Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) instruments. While this service isn’t covered by Medicare, Health Partners members receive a 40% discount. 

Determining the health of your eye 

To assist in determining the health of your eye, your Health Partners optometrist can use Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) — the most comprehensive imaging of the eye available today. 

OCT uses 3D imaging technology to achieve highly detailed internal imaging of your eye with an optimal resolution of just a few micrometres. It provides similar information to an ultrasound or MRI. The best thing about OCT is that it allows your optometrist to clearly see the internal structure of your eye, detecting any problems before they progress to something more serious and permanent damage is done. 

The scan is safe and takes just a few minutes to complete. Plus, you’ll experience no discomfort as there is no direct contact with your eye.

 

The benefits of OCT for you 

The use of OCT enables your optometrist to determine, track and manage the health of your eyes. It can also assist detection of a number of eye diseases at their initial stages – sometimes years before symptoms become obvious, making treatment much more effective and reducing permanent damage to your eyes. 

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

  • Glaucoma: a progressive disease of the optic nerve which can lead to permanent vision loss 
  • Macular Degeneration: progressive damage to your macula resulting in loss of central vision 
  • Diabetic Maculopathy: damage to the blood vessels inside the Retina, which at its worst can result in blindness 

OCT at work 

OCT enables your optometrist to detect many retinal disorders. The following are some important examples:

Macular Hole 

Macular Hole is a hole in the retina that can result in deterioration of vision. Prior to treatment, the loss of vision can vary depending on the size of the hole.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 
Age-related Macular Degeneration refers to deterioration of the macula that can interfere with your central vision — it’s the part of the retina responsible for detailed, central and colour vision.

 

Neural Rim Thickness 
Analysis of the thickness of the neural rim allows earlier detection of glaucomatous change. Thinning of the neural rim can be an early sign of glaucoma.

 


 

Like to know more?

Call Health Partners Optical on Adelaide 1300 115 115 1300 115 115, Goodwood 1300 116 116 1300 116 116, 
Modbury 1300 127 127 1300 127 127, Woodcroft 1300 191 1911300 191 191.