The eye examination is the most important aspect of what we do and we take it very seriously.
Your eye health is our absolute priority and we allow up to 45 mins to ensure a comprehensive health check and accurate prescription for spectacles. Should further clinical investigations be required we have good connections with Jersey’s eye consultants so that eye problems can be dealt with appropriately.
Our test room equipment is very up-to-date and serviced regularly so that our patients can be reassured that they are getting the very best assessment.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that allows the optometrist to see into the deeper layers of the retina. The OCT uses light waves to take cross-sectional pictures of the retina so that, unlike a retinal photograph, we can see below the surface. This is really useful for picking up early signs of eye disease such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Results from previous scans can also be compared to identify any changes that occur.
This is an invaluable piece of kit which allows visualisation of the eye’s structures under magnification using a high intensity light source. Both the front and back of the eye can be examined in this way allowing a complete health check for conditions such as cataract, macular disease and glaucoma. The slit-lamp microscope is also used for contact lens work.
This allows us to measure the pressure in a patient’s eyes which is important for excluding certain eye problems, in particular glaucoma. Contrary to previous methods of measuring the eye pressure, the I-Care tonometer is very patient-friendly and also extremely accurate.
This is an important part of the eye examination as it allows us to pick up blind spots in a patient’s visual field. It tests this by presenting lights of varying intensity which the patient responds to by pressing a button. If a blind spot is found, this can indicate a variety of potential conditions, in particular glaucoma, which can then be further investigated.
This is used mainly in contact lens work in order to determine the curve of a patient’s eye. This then allows for correct selection of contact lens so that it fits the eye well. A lens that is too tight on the eye does not allow the tear film to circulate and can then reduce the oxygen supply to the cornea.