At Parker Optometrists we always like to keep up with modern advances in instrumentation to ensure that our patients receive the best possible eye care.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Optical Coherence Tomography, OCT, is an advanced eye scan for all people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to image the different layers that make up the structures at the front and the back of your eye. The OCT machine captures both a photograph and a cross-sectional scan of the eye at the same time.
OCT is a new, completely painless and highly advanced imaging system that checks for potentially serious conditions such as Glaucoma, Diabetes, Age-related Macula Degeneration (AMD), vitreous detachments and more. OCT is routinely used by hospital eye departments. It is stored for later reference.
Parker Optometrists strongly recommend the OCT scan as part of your comprehensive eye examination. Unfortunately, this procedure is not funded by the NHS and we therefore have to charge for this supplementary test.
Visual Field Testing Equipment
Our investment in the latest in accurate visual field testing equipment allows us to check your peripheral vision which can be useful in the early detection of glaucoma and various other ocular conditions. In addition to this it is an integral part of the DVLA driving licence test which enables us to ensure that our patients are safe to take to the road.
Varifocals are now a very popular lens to correct distance and near vision but to perform to their best they need to be very accurately fitted. We have recently installed the latest Nikon & Essilor technology to ensure these measurements are completely accurate.