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

Do you want peace of mind that the back of your eye, known as the retina is healthy? Would you like to be assured that there are no signs of changes due to high blood pressure, diabetes or other retinal problems?

Ask us at Frost Borneo to carry out an Optomap® retinal scan. We recommend it to all our patients to give that peace of mind that you are looking for.

It only takes a few minutes to capture the images of the retina. Our Optometrists are highly experienced in reviewing Optomap® scans and can therefore quickly explain the results to you. Regular Optomap® scans allow us to build a picture of your eye health over the years.

Frost Borneo also recommend an Optomap® for children, they love it and then you know their eyes are healthy too!

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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

As we get older our eyes change and we can develop problems with the macula, the part of the retina that is most important for seeing detail and the vitreous jelly that overlies the macula. We can also develop glaucoma, especially if there is a history in the family.

At Frost Borneo we can give you peace of mind that the macula is healthy by carrying out a special scan called a 3D OCT. It takes only a few minutes and allows us to discover early changes due to an increase in pressure caused by glaucoma.

This special camera uses light waves to build a picture of the ten layers of the retina. The Optometrist will go through the results of the scan with you, looking in great detail at the health of this part of the eye. All Optometrists at Frost Borneo are highly experienced in reviewing 3D OCT images and can therefore pick up any changes very quickly.

Frost Borneo particularly recommend the OCT scan to older patients and when used in conjunction with the Optomap® Retinal scan it allows us to build up an excellent picture in 2D and 3D of the back of your eye.

Get peace of mind with the Optomap® and 3D OCT retinal scans!

Eye examination including Optomap and 3D OCT £105
Eye examination including 3D OCT £80
Eye examination including Optomap £80
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