We believe that the most important part of your visit to us is assessing the health of your eyes – after all, even the best looking pair of glasses is little use if the eyes themselves aren’t in good shape. As such, when you come to McAusland Optometrists you are guaranteed a thorough eye examination.
We typically allocate a 45 minute appointment for your eye examination, allowing plenty of time to answer any questions you may have and making sure that you never feel rushed. You will be given clear recommendations around vision correction options (such as glasses or contact lenses) that are appropriate for your lifestyle, and detailed advice about the condition of your eyes – including any measures you can take to preserve the quality of your vision.
We go to great lengths to make sure we keep up with the latest advances in diagnostic technology and as such we are proud to be able to offer additional clinical services – these are all included within our comprehensive eye examination.
Optical Coherence Tomography (3D OCT Scans)
This state-of-the-art piece of equipment allows us to take three-dimensional scans of the critical structures that sit beneath the retinal surface – presenting us with the unique opportunity to spot the signs of eye diseases such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in their very earliest stages. We can then use advanced software to analyse the results and monitor for small changes over time. Most important of all, it gives us the opportunity to take preventative measures as early as possible and reduce the likelihood of vision loss.
As early adopters, our optometrists have a wealth of experience with this technology, having used it since 2011.
Optomap Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging
We have been able to take digital retinal photographs as part of the 3D-OCT retinal scanning process for many years, but we recently invested in a brand new form of panoramic, ultra-widefield retinal photography called Optomap. Optomap is a laser-guided technology which provides more than 3 times the field of view of a typical retinal camera, providing a level of “bigger picture” context that is difficult to achieve using more traditional methods of examination. Better yet, we can capture this ultra-wide image without the need for dilating eye drops.
Like our OCT 3D retinal analysis, we offer Optomap ultra-widefield imaging to all of our clients to ensure we have the most comprehensive understanding of your ocular health.
Dry Eye Consultations
We offer dry eye consultations as a way to investigate the root cause of dry, sore, gritty, or watery eyes, allowing us to provide simple, effective recommendations to help alleviate these surprisingly common symptoms.
We have invested in a front-of-the-eye imaging system – affording us the opportunity to show you what it is that we’re seeing, and provide more thorough monitoring of your progress as your symptoms resolve.
In addition, we offer a specialist Blepharitis Lid Hygiene service called BlephEx.
Not unlike going to see the dental hygienist, it allows us to give your eyelids a deep clean so that you’re then better able to manage your condition with simple treatment at home. Give us a call on 01395 276458 to discuss further, or send us an email.