This means that in addition to “routine” vision testing, we will, on indication, conduct specialist testing of visual function, including:
- digital retinal photography – strongly recommended as a baseline on all patients
- computerised visual field testing and pachymetry, ultrasound corneal thickness measurement, for glaucoma investigation
- digital corneal topgraphy for contact lens fitting and assessing suitability for laser refractive surgery
- Ocular Coherence Tomography or OCT – this is a ‘state of the art’ instrument enabling amazing cross sectioning and 3D ocular imaging , similar to ultrasound imaging but using light wvaes rather than sound waves. OCT is invaluable for diagnosis and on-going monitoring of potentially devestating eye conditions such as such as macular degeneration, macular holes, glaucoma and diabetes.