State-of-the-art eye test offered in Teesside

This revolutionary new eye-test equipment is taking eye-health to the next level.

Promoted by Loftus Optical
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 3:18 pm

Accurate and early diagnosis of eye problems or disease can mean the right treatment can be offered as soon as possible.

And now Loftus & Skelton Optical can offer cutting-edge technology for eye examinations and retinal disease detection to patients across Teesside.

We often take our eyes for granted, but eye-tests don’t just tell us if we may need glasses or not, thorough examinations can pick up all sorts of other potential diseases or issues.

The fast, painless Optomap machine allows the optician to easily see most of the retina in a single image

Optomap – a digital eye image

Loftus & Skelton Optical in East Cleveland can now offer patients access to the optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam.

An optomap is a 200 degree digital image of the inside of the eye. This fast, easy, painless device allows the optician to easily see most of the retina in a single image. This unmatched technology is revolutionizing eye care.

“I am extremely pleased to offer this technology to my patients,” said optician and owner John Prouse. “Whether I am treating a returning patient, seeing a referral, or providing a healthy eye exam, it is important for me to examine the entire retina. The optomap enhances my retinal exam and provides a permanent digital image which I can examine at length, magnify, and refer to on subsequent visits.”

Imaging with optomap can help opticians identify hard to see abnormalities and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

It takes less than half a second to capture an optomap. The process is quick, easy, and painless, and the images may enhance clinical care, patient satisfaction, and practice efficiency.

And as well as improving eye care, optomap images can provide and an early indication of other health conditions enabling Opticians to determine the best course of action.

Why is it needed?

Early detection of retinal disease may permit earlier and safer treatments and even prevent vision loss. An optomap should be performed annually regardless of symptoms, so that opticians can observe changes occurring as patients age and look for subtle signs of diseases progression.

Millions of optomap images have been conducted worldwide, aiding in the detection and diagnosis of serious eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular degeneration, and other pathologies like melanomas.

About Loftus & Skelton Optical

Loftus & Skelton Optical is an Opticians & Audiologists Practice located In East Cleveland. John Prouse is an independent optician focused on eye health and hearing care.

To book an appointment please phone Skelton on 01287 650655 or Loftus on 01287 644211 – or visit the website.