At Rach Optometrists we believe that in order to provide the best eyecare for our patients we must have at our disposal all the current state of the art equipment. The practice is equipped with Digital Imaging Cameras, Visual Field Screeners and Non Contact Tonometers.
Rach Optometrists were the first in Glenrothes to invest in this high tech Equipment . Using state of the art computer technology, this allows us to photograph and store images of the retina (back of the eye). Over a period of time we can build up a library of pictures allowing us to monitor any changes to the health of your eyes. This will prove invaluable in aiding the detection of early eye and health problems. This is now part of the normal NHS Eye examination when required.
This allows detailed imaging of the frontal eye structures, which is especially useful when monitoring contact lens wearers.
Once again, using state of the art technology that is considered the Gold Standard by the hospital eye departments, the Zeiss Humphries Mk II Visual Field Screener allows early detection of non-symptomatic loss in the field of vision. This is of particular benefit when screening for conditions such as simple chronic glaucoma. This instrument gives us DVLA approval to undertake the specialised examination required for the provision of a driving licence.
Tonometers are used to measure eye pressures(intraocular pressure), which is very important in early diagnosis of Glaucoma. At Rach Optometrists we have both non contact tonometers and the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer. The latter is considered by the hospital eye department to be the Gold Standard in the assessment of intraocular pressure.
Using advanced mathematical techniques, Glass Studio creates the images exactly as it would appear in your chosen frame. With four different images on screen at once, it is easy to make an informed choice.
OCT scanning is currently not available under the Free NHS eye examination and incurs a nominal charge