Sequential Scanning

Routine Scanning is essential

Having one OCT scan isn’t enough. Our Eye Care for Life members have dozens of scans and images taken at every visit to analyse suitable changes in eye health over time. Find out how Eye Care for Life might help save your sight.


Zeiss Forum Retinal Workplace

Display. Detect. Diagnose. Decide. In retinal conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetes early diagnosis and treatment are vital. Find out how Retinal Workplace can help you.

Zeiss Forum Glaucoma Workplace

Know sooner, treat faster. If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed with glaucoma.


Routine Scanning is essential

Having lots of fantastic technology is one thing. Knowing how to use it is another.

Our optometrists Peter Ivins, Craig McArthur and Asim Sheikh are considered industry key opinion leaders on the topic of diagnostic imaging. They can often be found lecturing on the subject at UK universities and conferences across the globe. They are regular contributors to Optician Magazine and Optometry Today on the subject and have been training surgeons, doctors, nurses, optometrists and opticians since 2010.

Peter Ivins Eye Care believes in continuity of care and sequential assessment of eye health. We recommend routine imaging using OCT, ultra-widefield retinal imaging, corneal topography, macular pigment analysis and visual field analysis via our Eye Care for Life programmes.

A single OCT provides an incredible view of the retina in cross section, providing valuable information about retinal health. A single retinal photography does this same. However, dozens of OCT’s and retinal images taken 6 monthly over many years allow for incredibly detailed measurements to be captured from the eye. Such measurements can be compared with what is normal for your age and more importantly compared with yourself over time. This allows for trend analysis and predicative risk analysis for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Simply put if something is changing in your eye, however small, we will find it. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial in eye disease and can often make the difference in maintaining good vision. With this in mind we invested in not only industry leading diagnostic technology, but cutting edge analysis software.

Zeiss Forum

Peter Ivins Eye Care was the first practice in the UK to install and use the Zeiss Forum software platform, we have since expanded its use with the addition of Zeiss Forum Retinal Workplace and Zeiss Forum Glaucoma Workplace. This system not only integrates all our technology into one viewing platform, but also always for highly detailed analysis and predictive risk assessments to be conducted over time. Repeat measurements and serial analysis over-time are crucial in the early diagnosis of eye conditions.

Whether we are monitoring your eye to ensure it stays healthy, monitoring you for signs of early eye disease due to family history or monitoring the treatment of a diagnosed condition, Zeiss Forum Retinal and Glaucoma Workplace ensure we miss nothing.

Zeiss Forum Retinal Workplace

Our Eye Care for Life members have several macular OCT’s, ultra-widefield super high-definition true colour retinal images, fundus auto-fluorescence imaging and macular pigment density analysis performed at every visit. Zeiss Forum Retina Workplace allows all the data from these images to be viewed and analysed in one place. We can compare your macular and retinal health with what is considered normal for your age, and more importantly compare you with yourself over-time.

Why is this important?

All of this data and analysis will allow our optometrists to detect even the subtlest changes in your retinal health to diagnose and monitor conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, macular holes, diabetic retinopathy and many more.

Who should consider this?
If you have a family history of macular disease or retinal disease. People with myopia (short-sightedness) should consider Eye Care for Life as many macular and retinal disease are more prevalent in short-sighted individuals. Those with a history of ocular trauma.

Zeiss Forum Glaucoma Workplace

Our Eye Care for Life members have routine scans of the parts of the eye associated with glaucoma. 3D scans allow for incredibly detailed measurements of the optic nerve, retinal nerve fibre layer, ganglion cell layer, anterior chamber, irido-corneal angle and those collected by our visual field analyser to be combined within Zeiss Forum Glaucoma Workplace to compare changes overtime.

Why is this important?

Traditionally glaucoma diagnosis will involve the disease progressing to a stage where one had already lost and damaged part of their vision. Earier diagnosis allows for the disease to be treated before vision loss occurs. This may mean keeping your driving license.

Who should consider this?

Anyone with a family history of glaucoma would benefit.

Anyone over the age of 60 as your risk of developing glaucoma increases with every year even if you do no have a family history.