Eyecare

Our philosophy at Frost Borneo Opticians is to provide professional eyecare services to our patients and to commit to their long term visual health using fully qualified Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians.

A regular eye examination will detect eye conditions such as long or short sightedness, whether your vision needs correcting with spectacles and whether your existing spectacle prescription has changed.

Eyes should be examined regularly every 2 years and more frequently for contact lens wearers, children, the elderly and those with some eye and other medical conditions. An eye examination is more than a ‘sight test’ it is also a health check that can pick up early signs of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataract and age related macular degeneration, as well as underlying general health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

 

Optomap® retinal examination

An Optomap® retinal digital image provides a permanent record of your eye for future comparison, allowing us to spot any changes that may occur between eye examinations over time. An Optomap retinal digital image should not be confused with a standard digital camera (or fundus camera) images, as an Optomap allows a much greater view of the retina in a single image.

 

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Standard examination:

Only a small portion of the retina is visible at one time

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Optomap® examination:

Majority of the retina visible in one image

 

 

3D OCT

3D Ocular Coherence Tomography (3D OCT) is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages and when combined with the Optomap Retinal examination enables us to manage your ocular health with the latest technology.

 

It is similar to ultrasound but uses light rather than sound waves to show the different layers that make up the back of your eye. This state of the art 3D OCT camera takes a 3 dimensional cross sectional scan of the retina.

 

This allows us to detect at a very early stage a number of common conditions such as age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, macula holes and vitreous detachments. Importantly the scan can detect subtle changes to the retina over time and when done on a regular basis creates an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.

 

By detecting changes earlier the appropriate advice can be given to safeguard the future health of your eyes. The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick.

 

Eye examination including Optomap and 3D OCT £104
Eye examination including 3D OCT £79
Eye examination including Optomap £79
Standard eye examination £45

 

Dry Eye Clinic

Do your eyes feel dry or irritated? Do certain activities, like reading or computer use make your eyes feel scratchy? Have you found your contact lenses are gradually becoming less comfortable and your wearing time has decreased? Do your eyes water excessively?

 

If you answer yes to one or more of these questions then you may have dry eyes. This is a common problem but you don’t have to live with it! This condition is related to the quality and quantity of the tears produced.

 

Persistent symptoms of dry eyes or excessively watery eyes can be miserable. If you are suffering please arrange a dry eye assessment with Jason Smith.

 

Initial dry eye assessment (40mins) £60
Follow up appointment (20mins) £30
Dry eye appointments are not covered by the NHS

 

 

A plan of action will be formulated and put into place. Follow up appointments generally occur 8-12 weeks later to ensure all is progressing well and to fine tune or change treatment as necessary.

 

BlephEx Treatment for Blepharitis

Blepharitis causes build up of debris on the edge of the eyelids. Over time the debris, which may not be visible to the naked eye, blocks the oil glands, disrupts the tears and allows bacteria to thrive on the eyelids causing further complications.

 

BlephEx is the first and only clinician treatment available for Blepharitis. This revolutionary, patented hand piece is used to very precisely and carefully remove debris from and exfoliate the eyelids.

 

Jason Smith (FBDO CL) who carries out the treatment has already seen amazing results in the reduction of blepharitis in patients receiving BlephEx. Please call us for more information or to arrange a consultation.

 

Initial BlephEx treatment (50mins) £140
Follow up appointment (30mins) £75
BlephEx treatment is not covered by the NHS

 

For any further information please contact Jason Smith FBDO CL