Equipment

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At Rach Optometrists we believe that in order to provide the best eyecare for our patients we must have at our disposal all the current state of the art equipment. The practice is equipped with Digital Imaging Cameras, Visual Field Screeners and Non Contact Tonometers.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Digital Fundus Camera

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Rach Optometrists were the first in Glenrothes to invest in this high tech Equipment . Using state of the art computer technology, this allows us to photograph and store images of the retina (back of the eye). Over a period of time we can build up a library of pictures allowing us to monitor any changes to the health of your eyes. This will prove invaluable in aiding the detection of early eye and health problems. This is now part of the normal NHS Eye examination when required.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Anterior Camera

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This allows detailed imaging of the frontal eye structures, which is especially useful when monitoring contact lens wearers.

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Once again, using state of the art technology that is considered the Gold Standard by the hospital eye departments, the Zeiss Humphries Mk II Visual Field Screener allows early detection of non-symptomatic loss in the field of vision. This is of particular benefit when screening for conditions such as simple chronic glaucoma. This instrument gives us DVLA approval to undertake the specialised examination required for the provision of a driving licence.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Tonometers

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Tonometers are used to measure eye pressures(intraocular pressure), which is very important in early diagnosis of Glaucoma. At Rach Optometrists we have both non contact tonometers and the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer. The latter is considered by the hospital eye department to be the Gold Standard in the assessment of intraocular pressure.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Glass Studio
Gone are the days of peering into the mirror when trying to choose new frames. We now give our patients the chance to see themselves wearing the frames on our computer aided image freezing system.
Using advanced mathematical techniques, Glass Studio creates the images exactly as it would appear in your chosen frame. With four different images on screen at once, it is easy to make an informed choice.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Optical Coherence Tomography
This is our most advanced piece of equipment. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an extremely advanced 3D scan of the eye for people of all ages. It works in a similar way to ultrasound but uses light waves rather than sound waves. The unique way the image is formed means that for the first time we can actually see below the surface of the retina and view the microscopic layers beneath. It is completely painless and a highly advanced screening system that checks for potentially serious conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous detachments and more.
OCT scanning is currently not available under the Free NHS eye examination and incurs a nominal charge
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy
The Slit-Lamp is the main piece of equipment used by optometrists and ophthalmologists to examine the eye. It consists of a binocular microscope and a bright illuminating light and gives a magnified view of the main structures of the eye from the lids, lashes and cornea at the front of the eye to the optic nerve and retina at the back. It is essential when assessing the fitting of contact lenses on the eye. As magnification of between 10 and 40 times can be achieved with the slit lamp, it allows close examination of the eye following any injuries. Each consulting room at Rach Optometrists has a top of the range slit lamp.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Corneal Topography
A corneal topographer is an instrument which accurately measures the curvature of the corneal surface. A contour map of the front surface of the eye is produced. This allows us to diagnose corneal abnormalities such as Keratoconus. This instrument is also used to help fit contact lenses more accurately and allows us to monitor the surface of the cornea during contact lens wear