Advanced eye tests are often used to complement your 360° eye consultation in the early detection of eye disease. Our optometrists invest in leading eye testing technologies to provide you with best-in-class eyecare. These advanced eye testing tools allow them to take an in depth look at your eye health.
Retinal imaging is a digital image taken of the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve located at the back of your eyes to assist in the early detection and management of certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension. It is a painless test, no different to having your picture taken, and takes a few minutes to complete. It will provide your optometrist with not only a health assessment of your eye, but also a benchmark of what a normal image looks like for your eye in order to better detect any changes in the future. Retinal imaging is not currently covered by Medicare. The additional fee will be discussed with you beforehand.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanning is used in the early detection and management of eye diseases. The OCT scan is so detailed that it has even been likened to an MRI of the eye. This scan allows your optometrist to see detailed images of the retina (the inner most layer of the interior eye), enabling them to accurately detect, monitor and control changes to the retina. This procedure is currently the only one that shows in-depth images of the eyes internal structures. Other procedures only show the surface of these structures. The scan only takes minutes and the equipment never touches the eye so you will feel no discomfort.
Optomap Retinal Photography
The Optomap takes an ultra-widefield view of the retina for the detection and management of common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and even cancer. Unlike traditional imaging methods, it captures a staggering 80% of your retina while traditional methods capture only 15%. The image of the retina is captured in only a quarter of a second! It’s just like having a picture taken. Dilation drops may be required.
Safeguard your eye health
Prevention is key when it comes to avoidable vision loss. If you’d like to learn more about how an advanced eye test can benefit you, get in touch with one of our expert optometrists.