We have sophisticated equipment that can photograph the back of your eye (the retina) in order to monitor eye health and spot changes really early.
Digital fundus photography
Optical coherence tomography
This is often called OCT. It is harmless and painless and uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina a bit like a sophisticated ultra-sound using light. With OCT, your optometrist can see each of the layers of under the surface of your retina. This allows your optometrist to map and measure their thickness which helps to ensure that there are no early signs of developing eye conditions that might affect your vision. The OCT also allows sophisticated monitoring of known retinal conditions and is far more detailed that a retinal photograph. It is useful for early detection and monitoring of glaucoma and diseases of the retina including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.
A fundus camera can take photographs of the back of your eye including the optic nerve and macula. It can assist your optometrist to see and monitor, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, central retinal vein or artery occlusion. Other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be detected in conjunction with a through retinal examination utilising a digital retinal camera.