TECHNOLOGY PRACTICE OF THE YEAR 2021 – OPTICIAN AWARDS
INNOVATION IN PATIENT CARE
Dr Martin Smith is one of the most highly qualified optometrists in the UK.
We use the latest technology and only the best instruments and we allocate twice as much time for a sight test than many high street opticians. The combination of these factors means we can investigate, diagnose and treat many eye problems during your comprehensive eye examination that would otherwise require a private consultation or referral to hospital. As technology improves over time we remain committed to staying at the cutting edge of the profession.
Our comprehensive eye examination is, we believe, the best eye examination in the UK, and covers 50 minutes with one of the countries’ leading optometrists using £100,000 of equipment.
We include the most advanced tests available and Martin Smith Opticians is one of the first practices, not only in the UK but in the world, to offer the following technologically
Zeiss Clarus 500
Ultra-widefield, true colour, super high-definition retinal imaging system can image up to 90% of the retina, compared to standard retinal cameras used by many practices which see only 15%. The images are taken by Dr Martin Smith and the instrument can also detect areas of metabolic stress in the retina which may be caused by macular degeneration or medications. This can lead to earlier detection of many eye diseases than previously possible.
Paskal 3D sight testing
We are the first practice in the UK to offer the most technologically advanced Paskal 3D eye test which is a more advanced, accurate and enjoyable way to measure prescriptions. Patients feel more comfortable as both eyes are kept open and uncovered throughout the eye examination.
Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT
The latest gold-standard optical coherence tomography scanner. It enables early detection of any problems, for better treatment options and a better visual outcome. All images are saved for comparison during future visits.
“I personally perform all OCT scans at my practice as I believe that this results in the best imaging, and less chance of missing disease that may be just outside the scan area”
Dr Martin Smith BSc DOptom Dip Tp(IP) Higher Cert Glauc MCOptom
Using revolutionary Eye Lens Technology, we can incorporate new measurement data into each individual lens providing improved comfort, contrast vision and enhanced adaptation – achieving a truly personalised lens.
Topcon DC-701 slit lamp and DC4 camera
Anterior photography with the Topcon DC-701 slit lamp and DC4 camera :– when treating any eye condition, particularly when assessing dry eye it is essential to have accurate high resolution images to compare between consultations. Our advanced technology provides incredible optics and magnification, plus the ability to image in both the visible and infrared spectrum, allowing the best possible evaluation of the progress of treatment.
Nidek RT-5100 refractor
No more heavy trial frames and the optometrist leaning over you to change the lenses by hand! This sits comfortably in front of you and is controlled by Dr Smith remotely, allowing for a comfortable, accurate and relaxing experience.
Lumenis OptiLight Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
This revolutionary new treatment for dry eye can help those who find their eyes get tired, sore or gritty if like 85% of dry eye sufferers the problem is caused by excess evaporation of the tear film. It offers fast and effective relief from dry eye symptoms, enabling the patient to reduce or even stop the use of eye drops altogether. Ask for more details on this exciting new development which can offer long term relief to dry eye sufferers.
If you would like more information about the specialist services we offer, or to book an appointment, please contact our friendly team by calling 01522 52110.