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For eye care professionals

Why Retinal Imagery is a Must-Have for Your Practice

28 April 2021

Retinal imaging is crucial for giving you the opportunity to detect and monitor signs of eye conditions or changes within the eye.
Retinal imaging is crucial for giving you the opportunity to detect and monitor signs of eye conditions or changes within the eye. Retinal imagery equipment can allow you to take a digital picture of the back of the eye, showing the retina and surrounding areas.
 
Today’s patients are becoming increasingly savvier and many wish to know much more about their eye health as well as their vision capabilities. It’s important that you’re able to offer enhanced eye care services to ensure each patient is satisfied with their visit to your practice. Through advanced optical instruments, you can integrate retinal imaging into your routine eye examination process with ease.
 

How to achieve high-definition retinal imagery

 
As an independent practice, you are no doubt up against tough competition from the chain opticians on the high street. It’s important to differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd, whilst being able to offer optimum care for your patients.
 
Retinal imagery is a service that can be achieved through two types of technology, namely the fundus camera and optical coherence tomography (OCT). A traditional ophthalmoscope cannot take pictures of the eye, so there is no visual record of its condition after the eye examination has finished.
 
By carrying out digital retinal photography through a fundus camera or OCT scan, you have access to a permanent record of the retina’s condition, which can be compared at the next appointment to check for changes.
 

OCT scans

 
OCT scans are quickly becoming more in demand as it allows you to gain a much more in-depth look at your patients’ eye health. If you’re looking for a way to help your practice stay one step ahead, investing in OCT technology is essential.
 
An OCT scan can help to detect potentially life-threatening eye conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration; sometimes even before the patient notices any symptoms themselves. OCT scans are usually recommended for those aged 25 or over, or anyone who has diabetes or a family history of eye disease.
 
At Essilor, we have partnered with the leading manufacturers of OCTs to offer you the best in eye care technology.
 

Fundus camera

 
A fundus camera can offer a more detailed look at the eye through high-definition retinal imagery, with advanced features to make it a comfortable and straightforward process for both you and the patient.
 
At Essilor we have two innovative fundus cameras for you to take advantage of. The Retina 550 is a smart solution with a number of features, combining a wide field of vision, high resolution sensor and assistive focus. This can allow you to quickly capture high quality images. What’s more, it has an independent screen to help share results, and automated operations with intuitive software.
 
The Retina 800 has a unique optical design that allows for fast, quality images with minimal operator training. The automatic image capture can help you to easily screen and detect any problems, with small pupil size detection. The Retina 800 also has 45° field of view, up to 90° with 7 lateral fixation points.
 
To find out more about how you could access the best optical instruments for your practice, get in touch today.
 

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