Full Glaucoma Screening & Diabetic Eye Exams
Glaucoma screening and diabetic eye exams essentially follow a standard examination with additional tests performed and a far higher degree of focus on the structures which can be affected by these conditions.
The use of drops during such an examination is commonplace, but these drops do not all necessarily have an adverse effect on vision. Again, eye pressure will be checked and a photo of the eye advised in certain cases. Spectacular opticians are one of only a few medical eye centres in the uk, with practitioners registered with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the British Medical Association. As diabetic specialists, spectacular has been involved in local diabetic screening for many years in association with local doctors and hospitals and continues to offer full diabetic eye examinations - at no charge to the patient, as well private digital retinal photography. Gareth Gibbs is our resident specialist in the area of glaucoma and did a dissertation on the subject at Aston University.
Fastrack Referrals for Cataract & Other Eye Disease
For patients who have diabetes and cataract, our optometrists here have undergone specialist and additional training to enable us to refer direct to the surgeon and into the hospital environment. This dramatically improves the speed by which the eye will be examined and treated and thus improves the likely visual outcome after treatment or surgery. For cataracts especially, we can refer directly onto the waiting list, bypassing appointments with the GP and surgeon. This reduces waiting times significantly.