Eye Care for Life Preservation

If you are over 40 you’ve probably noticed changes in your vision. Presbyopia - difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work - is the most common problem for people in this age group. Presbyopia can’t be cured but there are many options available to compensate for the loss of near focusing ability which will give most people clear near vision. It is also at this age that we should begin screening and predictive testing for a number of sight threatening conditions including glaucoma and macular degeneration. We can also detect problems in general health such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Early detection, intervention and lifestyle changes now can make a real difference to our vision in later life.

Adults over 40 may be particularly at risk of the development of eye and vision problems if any of the following exist:

  • Chronic systemic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • A family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration.
  • A job in an eye hazardous environment or one which is highly visually demanding.
  • Health conditions for which you take medication, such as high cholesterol, thyroid conditions, arthritis, anxiety or depression.
  • Many other medications, even antihistamines, can also have ocular side effects

A basic NHS Eye Exam includes:

  • History and Symptoms
  • Vision Assessment and refractive status
  • Binocular function and ocular balance assessment
  • Internal and external ocular health
  • Supra threshold visual field testing
  • Non-Contact Tonometry
  • Standard retinal imaging

In addition, we recommend the following extended clinical procedures:

  • Ultra-widefield true colour retinal imaging
  • Optical Coherence tomography
    • Macular Scan
    • Retinal nerve fibre layer scan
    • Anterior chamber scan
    • Corneal scan
  • Fundus autofluorescence
  • Macular Pigment density testing
  • Macular disease predicative testing
  • Glaucoma predicative risk assessment
  • Corneal topography
  • Automated corneal shape measurement
  • Threshold visual field testing
  • Contact tonometry
  • Anterior eye imaging
  • Contact lens assessment if required
  • Pachymetry
  • Gonioscopy
Procedure Included in NHS Eye Care for Life
Vision and refractive status
Binocular status assessment
Internal and external ocular health
Visual field analysis
Contact pachymetry
Standard retinal photography
Ultra-widefield true colour retinal imaging
Fundus Autofluorescence
Macular OCT
Macular Pigment density scan
Macular/ Retinal risk analysis
Optic nerve and nerve fibre OCT
OCT Pachymetry
OCT Goniometry
Glaucoma Risk Analysis
Corneal Topography
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