Digital retinal photography available at local Burgess Hill opticians
Specsavers in Burgess Hill are informing people on the benefits of digital retinal photography, which can be used to detect the early signs of a number of health conditions.
The photography, which is carried out by a fundus camera in store, allows a Specsavers optician to take a detailed picture of the back of the eye. It helps them to closely monitor an individual’s eye health and as well being able to highlight a range of other conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, risk of a stroke and symptoms associated with brain tumours.
Specsavers Burgess Hill store director, Trevor Hoare said: ‘‘The fundus camera is a really important piece of equipment and can be a potential life saver when examining the eye health of an individual. ‘Diseases like diabetes can easily go unnoticed, but with our fundus camera, we can detect it and encourage our patients to get treatment for it sooner rather than later.
‘Diseases like diabetes can easily go unnoticed, but with our fundus camera, we can detect it and encourage our patients to get treatment for it sooner rather than later.’
Fundus camera checks are free of charge and available to people who are over the age of 40 and have been offered the check as a result of an eye test.