Glaucoma is the second most cause of blindness worldwide.
It is estimated that 4.5 million people globally are blind due to glaucoma.
There is no cure for Glaucoma, as yet, and vision loss is irreversable. Early detection is essential to limiting visual impairment and preventing to progression towards blindness.
As your eyecare professional we can detect Glaucoma at its early stages and advise you on the best cause of action.
Everybody hates having their eye pressures checked!! The pressure check is vital to help diagnose Glaucoma.
That 'puff of air' in the eyes is now not necessary.
Here at Red Bank Opticians we have the latest I-Care tonometer which takes the pressure readings without air or drops.
It takes a more accurate reading due to the patient not jumping in surprise at the shock of the air. Most patients feel nothing.
Now we also have a Fundus camera, this gives us a detailed digital image of inside the eye and for only £10 you too can have this test and see inside your own eye.
Fundus cameras are used for fundus photograpy, which is used by Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and trained medical professionals for monitoring progression of a disease, diagnosis of a disease, combined with retinal angiography, or in screening programs, where the photos can be analysed later.
Call into the practice to see this revolutionary new equipment.