As part of our commitment to give you the best eye care we have a special, state-of-the-art Digital Retinal Camera. Retinal photography is a sophisticated process that takes a picture of the back of your eye. The process is quick and painless and we now offer digital retinal photography as a part of our eye exam service. Photographing the inside of your eyes helps us to see in incredible detail the health of your retina.
The inside of your eyes not only tells us about your vision. It can highlight other health issues, like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer. Some tumours can even be detected through a simple but thorough eye exam. Our optician will use computer software to carefully look at each photo in order to assess the health of the eye.
Comparing permanent photographic records
Traditionally Optometrists would write notes and draw diagrams to record information whilst examining the eyes. The digital photo gives a permanent record which can be compared with other pictures taken later. This makes it much easier to detect small changes or health problems at an early stage. A picture is a far more detailed record than could ever be described in written words.