We take the eye examination procedure very seriously and therefore allow a full 30 minutes for your appointment as this allows our optometrist to ensure a complete health check on your eyes together with providing the best possible spectacle or contact lens prescription. All the functions of the eye examination are individually performed by your qualified optometrist, not a clinical assistant. We also have close connections with ophthalmological specialists at King’s College Hospital should further clinical investigations be required.
Nidek Computerised Test Equipment
We are equipped with the very latest test room equipment from market leaders, Nidek. The Auto-Refractor, Test Chart and Phoroptor are all interlinked and “talk” to each other. All functions are controlled remotely by the optometrist allowing for seamless and highly accurate eye examination.
Manufactured by Henson, it assesses the sensitivity of the retina across the central 60 degree of the visual field. It is able to detect subtle changes that might otherwise go unnoticed. During the test, lights of varying intensities appear in different part's of the visual field and the perception of these lights is charted and the pattern created allows the Optometrist to make a diagnosis of any potential problems.
Optical Coherence Tomography 'OCT'
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. This allows the optometrist to gain a clear picture of any abnormalities that may have been noticed during the routine examination. Furthermore, it is very useful to be able to compare the results from previous visits to ascertain any changes in previous pathology.