Kent Eye Care
786 London Road Larkfield Aylesford Kent ME20 6BE
Tel. 01732 873378
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Regular eye examinations are a vital part of any health care programme. They are not only important for helping us maintain good vision but also in detecting conditions which may affect both our ocular and general health. Such conditions including Glaucoma, Cataracts, Diabetes, Macula degeneration, high blood pressure, high cholesterol all of which can have far reaching effects on our lives if left undiagnosed and treated.
Most adults will benefit from an eye examination every 2 years however certain people will require examinations more frequently i.e. children, diabetics, over 70 years or patients that have a family history of certain eye conditions such as glaucoma.
At Kent Eye care the eye examination is very comprehensive, unhurried and is tailored to your individual requirements. As a Specialist Optometric practice we are proud to be able to offer all our patients one of the most thorough and in-depth eye examinations in the whole of Kent and indeed the UK.
Mr Gurney is a Specialist Registered Independent Prescribing Optometrist(one of only 3 Practitioners with this level of qualification in the whole of Kent)as a member of the Community Ophthalmology Team and an OPwSI(Optometrist with Special Interest In Ophthalmology)his team work closely with the Consultant Ophthalmologists at Maidstone & Medway hospitals. We can therefore offer more specialist hospital standards of care and examinations not available at many high street opticians, who employ entry level opticians.
This is the examination of the back of the eyes, and is normally carried out in Eye Hospitals by a Consultant Ophthalmologist. Our Optometrists carry out this technique using a special Volk Lens which gives us a wider view of the back of the eye.
This lens also allows us to view the peripheral retina more thoroughly as well as giving us a three dimensional image. From this, we can view any raised areas on the retina which isn't possible with the traditional hand-held direct Ophthalmoscopes used at most High Street Opticians.
We use a special hospital standard Haig Strait slit lamp bio-microscope this allows our optometrists a 3 dimensional view of both the front and middle structures of your eyes. Helping them to detect subtle changes to the cornea, iris and lens of your eye (i.e. dry eye and cataract).
We use one of the latest air-puff optical machines to measure the intra ocular pressure within your eye, raised eye pressure can be an indicator of glaucoma.
When required instead of air puff tonometry we can carry out Goldmann Applanation Tonometry -The Hospital Standard This is considered to be a more accurate method of measuring the intra ocular pressure within the eye and is used in Eye Hospitals. This involves the instillation of a small drop of anaesthetic and an orange dye into the eye, this is painless and, in most cases, more comfortable than the epuff of airf test.
When required we can carry out Hospital Standard Visual Fields Our Henson 8000 Visual Field analyser is one of the very latest and regarded as one of most accurate machine available to measure the sensitivity and extent of your visual field. Our Henson 8000 Visual Field analyser is one of the very latest and regarded as one of most accurate machine available to measure the sensitivity and extent of your visual fields and its testing strategies are used within all hospital eye departments.
The test is painless and involves flashing a series of random lights in your peripheral vision at varying levels of brightness. You are required to respond every time you see a flash of light by the press of a button. The machine prints out the results showing us how wide and sensitive your field of vision is. This test takes about 3 minutes per eye. An in depth visual field examination with our Henson 8000 machine can help pick up glaucoma and many neurologically conditions such as brain tumours at an early stage ,which obviously has major benefits for the patient.
For a small fee you can upgrade to our
This includes 3D Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT)Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-contact medical imaging technology similar to ultrasound and MRI. With OCT, reflected light is used to produce detailed cross-sectional and 3D images of the eye. Kent Eye Care can offer you a scan as part of your examination using one of worldfs most advanced and newest generation 3D OCT devices (Better than found in many hospitals eye departments). Our Topcon 3D -1 Maestro OCT can pick up changes within the retina up to few thousandths of a millimetre. Our Optometrists can therefore detect and monitor conditions such as Glaucoma, macula degeneration, diabetic eye changes, optic nerve and corneal diseases earlier than we could ever dream of in the past, ensuring you peace of mind that your eyes are healthy .If a problem is detected then very early intervention and treatment by a Specialist Optometrist or Ophthalmologist can be instigated.
We will even give you a print out of your 3D Eye scan for your reference, or just to impress your friends and family.
The following videos give you an idea of the stunning images and diagnostic capabilities of our Topcon Maestro-1 3D OCT.
Our Optometrists are amongst the best in the business. They are fully qualified, registered Optometrists dedicated to providing the highest quality clinical eye care for all the family.