Eye Examinations

Our Haag-Streit Octopus 900 visual field analyser

At Martin Storey Opticians every patient is allocated a minimum of 30 minutes eye examination time, so you can relax and be safe in the knowledge that you have had a very thorough check up.

The practice uses the very latest technology, including a hospital-grade laser eye scanner, in combination with tried and tested traditional eye test techniques to produce accurate prescriptions and thorough clinical evaluation of the eyes.

Martin has a special interest in glaucoma as the condition runs through his father’s side of the family, and he is keen to thoroughly screen all patients over 30 years of age for this often painless, asymptomatic eye disease. He uses a technique called binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy to view the retina and optic nerve head. The technique enables a 3D magnified view of the back of the eye and is the technique of choice at eye hospital departments being preferable to hand-held instruments. He also uses a slit-lamp microscope to examine the other structures of the eye for conditions such as cataract, floaters and dry eye. The microscope has a mountable camera should photographic images be required.

The practice has a hospital-grade Haag-Streit Octopus 900 visual field analyser which is used for screening for glaucoma and neurological conditions as well as for DVLA requests for driving licence renewals. There is more than one instrument available to check the pressure in the eyes should you dislike the NCT (the air puff machine), or if you are unable to reach the machinery through poor mobility, the alternative being a Goldmann tonometer (the same instrument used by hospital eye departments). The test chart is fully computerised and very flexible to suit all ages and levels of literacy. The examination room also has disabled access.

Why not visit the contact us page on this website or pop into the practice to request an eye examination today.