Martin Johnson Opticians have invested in the latest technology for the benefit of our patients and the health of their eyes. This equipment is typically found in ophthalmology departments rather than independent practices.
The latest development in eye treatment and diagnostics
Optomap’s ground breaking laser scanning system has transformed the way we can examine our patients – offering a full retinal scan and meaning we can assess the health of your eyes in seconds. The Optomap scanner was developed in 2001 by Scottish-based company Optos, to worldwide acclaim.
But what is a retinal scan?
Normal eye examination enables us to see only a limited view of your retina (depending on the size of your pupils). A retinal scan produces a single digital image of up to 200º inside the eye. This enables us to check for any damage to the retina (the back of the eye) and make sure the eye is healthy.
Many eye conditions, if detected at an early stage, can be successfully treated without loss of vision.
Obtaining Optomap Retinal Images is comfortable, quick and very simple. By looking into the Optomap Eyepiece a digital image of your retina is taken in less than 1 second, generating a high-resolution image. Nothing touches your eye and you can resume normal activities immediately – it really couldn't be any simpler.
We can then use the high resolution image to diagnose any possible problems, such as early signs of potential problems including:
- Retinal tears and detachments
- Diabetic Retinopathy