Specsavers in Stowmarket is highlighting the benefits of digital retinal photography; a method now used to detect the early signs of a number of health conditions.
The photography, which is carried out by a fundus camera in store, enables Specsavers opticians to monitor an individual’s eye health and general well-being by taking a detailed picture of the back of the eye. This picture can expose a range of other health-related conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, risk of a stroke and symptoms associated with brain tumours.
Specsavers Stowmarket store director, Simon Hill 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.