Every Optical Express clinic features the laser technology that led NASA to approve the surgery for its astronauts.
The Pentacam is a high-resolution system that provides crisp images of the anterior segment of the eye (i.e. the cornea, iris and crystalline lens). From the captured images the device is able to calculate a 3D model of the anterior segment of the eye from up to 138,000 image points.
The pentacam scan capture is used by the Clinician to enable an understanding of corneal shape and thickness. These measurements are particularly important as part of the preoperative assessment which determines a patient’s candidacy for the refractive surgery options available at Optical Express.
Both our LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery procedures can be enhanced with iDesign, a revolutionary diagnostic technology that detects the surface of the eye's most minute imperfections.
When your prescription is measured for glasses and contact lenses, only one reading is taken, but with iDesign high-definition technology, five different measurements are collected. iDesign can capture over 1,200 micro readings of your prescription, five times more than previous Wavefront technology. With iDesign prescriptions are measured to 0.01 Dioptres, whereas glasses and contact lenses only measure prescriptions to 0.25 Dioptres.
The 3D image produced is essentially a blueprint that provides your surgeon with the data required to generate a treatment plan that's uniquely customised to the exact specifications of your eye. This information is then transferred to a computer-guided laser, which will correct the imperfections in your prescription.
Not only does iDesign enable us to correct eye prescriptions to a higher degree of accuracy than glasses or contact lenses, but it allows us to treat more complex cases than ever before. Even patients who have been previously told they are unsuitable for eye surgery may now be able to benefit from laser eye surgery with iDesign.
Optical Coherence Tomography (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is a device that captures detailed images of the retina (the back of the eye).
This quick non-invasive test facilitates a detailed assessment of the health of the different layers of the retina. The Clinician can analyse the OCT scan capture to detect potentially debilitating eye diseases, like macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy. The OCT scan supports the Clinician in their preoperative assessment of a patient’s suitability for the refractive procedures available at Optical Express. In addition, the OCT scan supports the Clinician in managing a patient post-operatively.
Fundus photography allows us to capture a high resolution image of the retina, the back surface of the eye. A specialist camera is used to capture the central and peripheral retina, the optic disc and the macula.
The Clinician will review the photograph of the fundus and use this in conjunction with a detailed slit lamp examination of the retina to understand the patients’ retinal health. The health of the retina is a good indicator of not only the patients’ eye health but also their general health.
The Zeiss Clarus Wide Angle Fundus Camera is able to capture clear ultra-widefield images so that the clinician can view parts of the retina can’t be viewed with standard Fundus photography.
The IOL Master 700 quickly captures accurate measurements of the anatomy of the eye including the length of the eye (known as the axial length) and the curvature (shape) of the cornea.
The information captured by this machine allows the Optometrist and Surgeon to select the most accurate lens for each individual patient during a refractive lens procedure. Furthermore, this technology can be used to track the progression of changes in the length of the eye associated with developing or progressive myopia.
The OPMI Lumera Dual Scope Microscope gives our Surgeons crystal clear visualisation during the procedure and gives them the option of using live OCT images intraoperatively. This means our IOL surgery is quicker and more precise than ever before.
VISX lasers are an industry leader and they are currently used to treat over 60% of patients in the USA. Their dependability and performance is well-known throughout the field and the S4 IR edition takes this reputation to an even higher level.
It's little wonder that celebrities including Tiger Woods and Cindy Crawford have selected the VISX laser for their own surgeries. Emitting a cool and gentle beam, the laser is able to reshape the cornea to a more precise degree than ever before.
The LASIK treatments at Optical Express are carried out using the IntraLase method, which creates a protective flap at the beginning of treatment. This is an all-laser technique, which utilises the advanced technology of the IntraLase iFS 150 femtosecond laser. Optical Express is the only nationwide provider to offer this in every treatment clinic.
The iFS 150 offers increased speed and control, superseding the laser technology offered by other providers. Since providing this technology, with its heightened precision, reduced treatment time, and faster results, our patients are more satisfied than ever.