Having the right optical instruments to aid with eye screening and measuring can be the difference in delivering a high standard of service for your patients. As an optician, being able to check for eye health issues is just as important as testing eyesight. With the right instruments, you can offer a straightforward and accurate eye screening service as part of a comprehensive eye examination.
With advanced diagnostic and pre-test equipment to help you look after your patients’ eye health in more depth, consider what optical instruments that would benefit both your practice and your patients.
Accurate eye screening for every patient
Being able to achieve accurate and reliable diagnostic data about your patients’ eye health can help to set your practice apart. With a number of common eye conditions to look out for, it’s crucial that you’re able to recognise even the smallest changes in your patients’ eyes.
With that in mind, we’ve identified 3 of the top instruments that you should include in your eye examination process, allowing you to screen for eye conditions and achieve a detailed eye health overview.
Glaucoma screening equipment
There is currently no cure for glaucoma, making early diagnosis crucial in treating it effectively. With four different types of glaucoma, it can be a complex disease that needs careful attention. For patients who are more at risk of developing glaucoma, it can be helpful to use a tonometer to look for any changes in eye health.
Our ATNC 550 tonometer
is able to measure intraocular pressure (IOP) ad corneal thickness, providing a more reliable glaucoma screening service. By entering the patient’s central corneal thickness (CCT), you can reduce the risk of over- or underestimating the IOP, which is important for diagnosis.
The tonometer measures with speed and simplicity, and is non-contact to help with social distancing. Designed with a quiet and soft puff of air, the ATNC 550 enhances patient comfort and reduces stress. The instrument will notify you when a measurement isn’t reliable enough, and if the nozzle is too close to the patient’s eye.
Being able to deliver a fast but comprehensive eye examination is important for a busy practice. Having access to accurate, detailed measurements can not only save you time, but means you can offer additional advice to your patients.
The Wave Analyzer Medica 800
is a fully automated aberrometer, which can be instrumental in screening for eye conditions such as cataracts. It can deliver a complete physiology analysis, providing a detailed view of the crystal lens opacity which can be very helpful in identifying cataracts. This advanced piece of optical equipment can also assist with screening for keratoconus, thanks to topography capabilities.
Delivering a comprehensive screening in under 2 minutes, the Wave Analyzer Medica 800 can help you demonstrate a better understanding of your patients’ vision. It can ensure you are providing the best possible care, with fully automated operations making it easy to use.
An optical coherence tomography (OCT)
scan is becoming more widely available as a way of viewing the overall health of patients’ eyes. An OCT scan can enable you to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the eye, making it a very helpful tool in screening for eye conditions.
An OCT scan can help you to identify even the subtlest of changes across the vitreous, retina, macula and optic nerve. It takes only a matter of seconds to carry out. At Essilor, we have partnered with the leading manufacturers of OCTs to bring you the best in optical equipment.
OCT scans can help to diagnose a variety of eye conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
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