What's Happening At Amanda Findlay Eyecare...

Exciting Revolutionary Eye Testing Equipment at The Keyworth Practice...

The health of your eyes matters to you and it matters to us very much too - which is why we have invested in a fantastic new piece of equipment, giving us the opportunity to offer Optical Coherence Tomography to all of our patients.

This is a completely painless procedure using an imaging system that generates a 3D scan of the retina, optic disc area and even can be used to scan the anterior eye. In the same way that x-rays of your teeth let the dentist see what is going on beneath the surface, this is what the OCT scan allows us to do. This enables us to detect problems so much earlier than we could otherwise have done and is totally revolutionising eye care in the UK.

The charge for the OCT scan is £32.50, giving you a 20 minute appointment which can either be at the same time as your eye examination, or later as a separate consultation.

The scan takes approximately 2-3 minutes to take, followed by my explanation of the findings with my patient and of course answering any questions.  Unfortunately the cost of this procedure is not covered by the GOS/ NHS eye examination fee.


Decorative Contact Lenses Can Be Scary!!!

The Eyecare Trust has issued a stark warning to highlight the risk which the illegal sale of contact lenses poses to the general public's eye health. 

Despite often being regarded as a fashion accessory,  novelty cosmetic item or decorative contact lenses - including plano (non-prescription) lenses - these must, by law, be supplied by, or under the supervision of a registered optometrist, qualified dispensing optician or medical practitioner.  Yet worryingly, cosmetic and decorative lenses are still available from unregulated internet sites, as well as market stalls, beauty salons, fancy dress outlets and general retailers.

All contact lenses, whether you wear them for fun or to correct your vision, require the same level of care and attention - as improper use can lead to serious eye infections, corneal ulcers, abrasions and even blindness or the loss of an eye!!!

Coloured and decorative contact lenses are very popular during the Halloween season.  Here at Amanda Findlay Eyecare we urge people to seek professional advice if you or your children wish to wear them.