EquipmentState-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
Accurate detection of eye disease is aided by our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Since 1989, we have consistently been the first optometry practice in Hervey Bay to introduce all these new diagnostic services.
Computerised Visual Field Testing
Accurate mapping of peripheral vision is important in the diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration, pituitary disease, some strokes and a whole range of diseases of the retina (light sensitive layer of the eye). Richard introduced this technology to Hervey Bay in 1992.
Accurate measurement of the thickness of the cornea (front surface of the eye) adds to correctly identifying glaucoma and assists with some other disorders. Richard introduced this technology to Hervey Bay in 2005.
Digital Photography (Anterior)
High magnification photography of the front structures of the eye aids greatly in documenting diseases and disorders such as pterygium, dry eyes, infectious conjunctivitis and keratitis, pigment changes, diseases of the cornea (front surface) and a host of other eye problems. Richard introduced this technology to Hervey Bay in 1995.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Definitely, the most exciting technology of all, OCT provides super high resolution 3-D images of the retina showing detail as small as 0.005mm. Our spectral domain OCT is world-class technology, greatly improving the detection and monitoring of macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, optic nerve disorders, retinal detachments, pigment anomalies and other posterior eye conditions. Richard added this technology in 2010.
Digital Retinal Photography
High quality photography of the retina (light sensitive back surface of the eye) is vital in diagnosing and monitoring diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, optic nerve and a raft of other posterior eye diseases. Richard introduced this technology to Hervey Bay in 1998.
Optomap Ultra-Wide angle retinal photography
Our latest high tech camera allows fast clear wide angle photos of the back of the eyes out to 200 degrees field of view. With older technology, 60 degrees was about the limit. We regularly detect the start of serious eye disease and refer for preventative treatment BEFORE there is any significant vision loss.