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Specialist Equipment

Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

An OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomographer) scan is a highly advanced piece of equipment used to give our Optometrists an in-depth view of the layers at the back of the eye not seen with any other procedure in practice. It assists in the early diagnosis of conditions that might otherwise be undetected until symptoms become more obvious, often at a much later stage. These conditions include glaucoma and macular degeneration. 
We were proud to become one of the first practices in the region to have this technology, and our Optometrists recommend a scan every two years. We store all of the images on our database, making it easy to make visit to visit comparisons. 

Retinal Photography

Digital Retinal Photography allows a photograph to be taken of the back of the eye;  the central retinal area. This area plays an important part in the quality of our vision, and it is therefore vital that any problems are picked up in their earliest stages. The procedure is quick and painless, and is no different from having your photograph taken. Furthermore, images are stored on our database for quick comparisons visit to visit. 


Zeiss mobile iTerminal

At Michael Offord Optometrist we understand fully the importance of absolute accuracy in the positioning of your spectacle prescription lenses within your chosen frame. When we are calculating the setting of varifocal lenses, this is even more important.
Our investment in the Zeiss  iTerminal mobile, and the training of our Dispensing team in it’s use, ensures that your varifocal lenses will be positioned with accuracy of up to 0.1mm, ensuring the best and most comfortable vision for you.

Henson Field Screener

A visual field test is a method that is used to test your field of vision, both centrally and peripherally. At Michael Offord Optometrist we use the Henson Field Screener to measure your visual field, and to detect signs of glaucoma, retinal disease and conditions that affect the visual pathways to the brain. It is the visual pathway that carries information from the eyes to the area of the brain where the image is processed into vision.
It is also essential to have good all round vision for driving, along with any situation where a person needs to be aware of what is happening around them, not just straight ahead.