Enhanced Optometry at NHK Opticians

exceptional diagnostics

revolutionising eyecare

OCT 

Advanced OCT imaging is a 3D scan of the back of your eye, a little bit like a CT scan that hospitals use. It can diagnose eye conditions far earlier, often before you have any symptoms. This is every important for conditions like Glaucoma and Macula Degeneration. OCT is also proving invaluable when we cannot immediately determine why someone is having vision problems because it allows us to see what is happening behind the retina.

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OCT is included with our Enhanced Eye Examinations or available on it's own privately.

Available at our Crownhill, Plympton, Saltash, Callington and Ivybridge practices.

why is OCT such a game changer?

As we live longer, my colleagues and I are seeing far more age-related eye conditions than ever before. Probably the most common being age-related macular degeneration, which affects around 600,000 people a year in the UK and is now widely accepted as the single biggest cause of sight loss. We know that up to 50% of the nerve fibre damage that leads to it occurs before any symptoms are experienced. OCT allows us to study and measure nerve fibre layer thickness and look for the early signs of change so that preventative treatment can be considered before the disease has a chance to develop. 

 

OCT also allows us to see macula holes, retinal detachments, helps in the detection of retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. As a preventative tool it has become invaluable and as a diagnostic tool, it allows us to accurately refer patients for treatment far more efficiently and quickly than ever before. 

Peter Noakes  FC Optom   Directorr

Our Enhanced Eye Examinations include OCT

We strongly recommend our gold-standard Enhanced Eye Examination because you receive a comprehensive examination, 3D OCT scan of the back of your eyes, retinal imaging and in-depth advice on the outcome of your visit.

Enhanced Eye Examinations start from £79.50 for Private Patients and £40 for NHS Patients.

retinal photography

Because your retina contains the primary sensory element of your vision, any deterioration in its performance can have a dramatic effect on your vision. By capturing high resolution images of your retinas each time you visit, we can monitor the fine arteries, the optic nerve junction and the pigment colour; with any unexpected changes immediately looked into further. 
This technology provides an invaluable tool in the early detection of many sight-threatening conditions.  

field of vision

Have you ever noticed that even when you stare at something you can still perceive the objects on either side of you. It is your field of vision that allows this to happen. With eye conditions like Glaucoma you gradually loose your field of vision and may not notice this loss initially.
Most of our practices have state-of-the-art visual field machines, similar to those used in hospitals, that can accurately determine if you have any loss in field of vision. 

Visual Fields at NHK Opticians

In many instances we will utilise a combination of diagnostic tools and devices to investigate vision problems or simply confirm that everything is fine.