For a small fee the extended examination is recommended for the majority of our patients this includes all the tests performed as part of the standard examination plus...

Hospital Standard Visual Fields

Our Humphrey HFA3 830 Visual Field analyzer 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 Humphrey Visual Field analyzer is even better than most used within 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 Humphrey machine can help pick up glaucoma and many neurologically conditions such as brain tumor’s at an early stage ,which obviously has major benefits for the patient.

Fundus photography

Our Topcon Maestro captures high quality Fundus photos which can be extremely useful in the detection and monitoring of various medical conditions, including glaucoma, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, and more. Fundus photography is completely painless, doesn’t typically require dilation of the pupils, and delivers extremely detailed and accurate results.

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 worlds 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.

Examples of some of the sight and life threatening conditions our 3D maestro OCT scanner and fundus photography have helped us detect...

Retinal Detachment

Choroidal Melanoma


Vein Occlusion

We have invested a lot in technology so we can provide a hospital level of eye care to our patients. However, more important than any instrument are our skills as clinicians that allow us to interpret the results. This cannot be bought, and is something that our specialist optometrists continue to develop with specialist training and work in hospital medical clinics.