New, Improved Optometry Equipment
Our upgrades will help us serve you better.
Four pieces of optometry equipment in one handy machine
An autorefractor is a machine that measures your refraction error, to tell us what your eyeglass or contact lens prescription is. A keratometer measures the curvature of your cornea, and is helpful when assessing astigmatism. A pachymeter measures the thickness of your cornea, and is especially important when tracking glaucoma, as well as other conditions. A tonometer measures the pressure inside your eyes. It’s pretty great that we now have one user-friendly piece of optometry equipment that can do all of these things!
If this all sounds a bit technical, the most important thing for you to know is that use of this machine speeds up the part of the eye test where we collect basic data from you. This has a couple of major benefits: first, we have more time at the end of your appointment to chat about your individual issues. Second, we’ll have more time for general eye health checks to monitor for age-related changes and eye disease.
We’ve also just replaced and upgraded our decade-old retinal camera with a new Centervue DRSplus, a laser scanning retinal camera. This uses white LED illumination to produce coloured and detailed images of the retina, the part of the eye that enables vision.
These pieces of new optometry equipment will greatly improve the service we’re able to provide to our clients, so we’re looking forward to welcoming you back and introducing you to the machines most suited to your needs.
Call Greenlane Penrose Optometrist to make an eye test appointment today.
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