Retinal Imaging

Retinal Imaging ARKAOur Penrith and Kendal practices were two of the first Opticians to offer Digital Retinal Imaging in the local area – Our first camera was purchased over 15 years ago and whilst retinal photographs can still be useful, all of our practices now also offer state-of-the art 3D imaging with OCT.

A retinal camera is used to capture photographic images of the back of your eyes. Our OCT 3D scanners in Kendal, Windermere and Grange-over-Sands take retinal photographs at the same time as the 3D scans.

Our Penrith practice has a high-tech 3D OCT scanner and separate Retinal Camera.

The detection of certain such conditions include Glaucoma, Diabetes, Hypertension and Age related Macular Degeneration to name a few can be made easily and earlier thus limiting any unnecessary loss of vision.

In addition to taking a series of 3D images of the back and, if required, front of the eyes, we take time to show and explain the images taken of the back of your eyes to you as we feel this will give you a better understanding of the health of your eyes.  By charging a supplement for our 3D imaging service, we are able to spend the time to get the best results and ananlysis.

The images taken are stored and can be recalled, therefore enabling the optometrist to compare these from one visit to the next, allowing even the most subtle changes to be detected aiding in early diagnosis.

Our enhanced service with state-of-the art 3D imaging is available to NHS patients for a supplement of £47 or included in our premium sight test at £69.