Technology at Classic Eyes
Greater use of technology is often equated with a loss of the human touch, but at Classic Eyes every minute saved through hardware and software means extra time that we can spend with our patients. We believe that a more efficient office is better able to provide a patient with information, and is better equipped to provide a higher level of care. Both the Bournemouth and Poole branch is filled with advanced diagnostic equipment and office management technology, allowing our optometrists to efficiently collect data, perform eye examinations and include additional diagnostic tests. Keeping a digital record of test data makes it easier to monitor changes over time and to avoid, manage and/or control certain conditions and/or diseases.
Our practices are equipped with the following:
- Fully electronic patient records. Full clinical records are available allowing for a paperless office. Patient data is always available and stores safely end securely off site.
- Digital Fundus Camera. This instrument allows us to take a photograph through a microscope of the interior of the eye (retina, optic disc, macula and fundus)
- Auto-refractor/Keratometer. The auto-refractor/keratometer is an automated machine that provides an objective measurement of a patient’s refractive error (prescription correction) by measuring how light changes as it enters the eye. The keratometer measures the curvature of the cornea at the same time giving a reading for several points on the cornea.
- Visual Field Analyser. The visual field test detects abnormalities in the central and peripheral visual fields which may be caused by neurological deficits.
- Digital anterior segment camera. This technology allows us to capture colour images of the front of the eye and surrounding areas. The image can be enlarged to better diagnosis or document conditions and treatments.
- Optomap Corneal Topographer. The Optomap TM is an ultra-widefield retinal camera that gives a 200 degree view of the back of the retina compared to standard retinal imaging (30degree view)
- iProfiler. The Zeiss iProfiler TM is an auto refractor / keratometer / corneal topographer / and wave front abborometer. The measurement of wave front aberrations (the irregular shape of the front of your eye) makes individualised lens design a possibility thereby offering numerous advantages over standardised lens design.
- Intuitive Colorimeter. This instrument is used to logically and sequentially explore colour space to find the optimal Precision Tint for the relief of perceptual distortions in visual stress.
- Visagraph. The Visagraph ™ is a computer-based system for measuring eye movements while reading.
- Optovue Optical Coherence Tomographer. OCT is an advanced technology used to examine all parts of the eye, from the cornea (front optical surface) and anterior segment all the way through to the layers of the retina and optic nerve. It is particularly useful for examining the retina and optic nerve, especially in cases of suspect macular degeneration and glaucoma.