Diminishing eyesight becomes more common as we grow older.

Eye care later in life

It may become more difficult to read small print, see the television clearly, or recognise faces across the street.

Eye care later in life is very important as there are visual conditions that are age related examples include glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes.

Regular eye examinations are just as important as regular medical examinations to older people. Early detection of eye disease is vital as prompt treatment increases the likelyhood of retaining good vision.

Rose Optometrists have the latest equipment to detect for these changes and monitor disease later on in life.

Equipment used in the practice currently includes:

  • Corneal Topography – Medmont E300

Corneal topography is used in the prescribing of contact lenses for keratoconus and orthokeratology and the management of eye disease.

  • Optical Coherence Tomography – Heidelberg Spectralis

This machine is like an MRI machine however it uses light to build a 3D image of the eye. We utilise this machine in the monitoring of eye diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma

  • Tear Lab – Tear Science

This machine collects a tiny sample of your tears (50 micro litres) and provides a useful indicator of dry eye. It enables us to accurately select the appropriate drop regime and treatment pathway to solve dry, watery, or itchy eyes.

  • IPL – France Medical

This is a treatment for dry eye and has changed the way we help patients to have clear sight without the degradation in the quality of vision.

  • Blephex

Blephex is used to treat patients with demodex infestation. Demodex is a mite that lives inside the eyelash follicle.

  • Auto refraction – Nidek

This machine helps us to determine the measurement and strength of your eyesight prior to an examination.

  • FDT Visual Fields

Visual fields machines help us to monitor and manage glaucoma.

  • Trueview – Hoya

When selecting glasses we now use technology to more accurately provide a custom spectacle/glasses lens correction solution.