Retinal Photography

Digital retinal photography is a sophisticated process that allows our Optometrists to take a detailed picture of the back of your eye. It allows us to closely monitor how key structures in the eye change over time.

The process is very quick and entirely painless. You sit in front of a special camera and in a flash a digital image is obtained. Observation of the image allows us to view blood vessels on the retina, the macula and the optic nerve.

Why is it important?

Over time certain conditions can affect the eyes.

These include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure

Traditionally Optometrists would write notes and draw diagrams to record information whilst examining the eyes. The digital photo is a snapshot in time which gives a permanent record which can be compared with other pictures taken later. This makes it much easier to detect small changes or health problems at an early stage. A picture is a far more detailed record than could ever be described in written words.

If you are on the Rawlings vision plan then this is included as part of the examination. Private and NHS patients can also benefit from this technology for a small supplement.

Contact or visit one of our practices for more information.


Retinal Photography

If you are on the Rawlings vision plan then this is included as part of the examination. Private and NHS patients can also benefit from this technology for a small supplement.

Contact or visit one of our practices for more information.