Specsavers in Norwich is informing people on the benefits of digital retinal photography; a new, innovative method of examination that can detect early signs of a number of health conditions.
The photography, which is carried out by a fundus camera in store, enables Specsavers opticians to take a detailed picture of the back of the eye. This picture helps the optician to closely monitor an individual’s eye health and general well-being. It can further expose signs that point to a range of other conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, risk of a stroke and symptoms associated with brain tumours.
Specsavers Norwich store director, Robert Ellis 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.’
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.