Retinal Imaging

Retinal Imaging

Retinal Imaging is included as standard as part of our comprehensive eye examination. However, if you have had a basic NHS sight test elsewhere we can carry our retinal imaging as an additional service.

Optos Eye Exam Machine

Retinal imaging includes an examination of the back of your eye using the Optos or OCT.

Using the Optos® Daytona plus we can get an Optomap of the back of the eye like never seen before! It gives a 200° field of view of your retina, compared to a standard Fundus camera. This is a much larger area as seen below.

It doesn’t hurt, no drops are needed and you can drive afterwards!

Optomap Scan Diagram

The OCT (or Ocular Coherence Tomography) works like ultrasound for the eyes. It doesn’t hurt and uses harmless light to form a 3D image of the most delicate parts of the eye.

This is invaluable for monitoring Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and unexplained vision changes. It is also very useful for monitoring people with a family history of glaucoma as early nerve damage is easier to spot.