California by Optos®

BBR Optometry is proud to offer the very latest in retinal imaging technology, with the Optos® California:

The Optos® California scans your eye to produce a digital image of the retina, called an optomap®.

California by OPTOS
Field of view without optomap®

Without Optos®

Traditional scans can only record about 15% of the retina at any one time

Field of view with optomap®

The ultra-widefield Optos® scan

The optomap® shows 80% of a retina

The ultra-wide field of view considerably speeds up the screening process, helping your optometrist to quickly identify potential issues and recommend a course of action that will minimise future problems.

One quick scan shows 80% of a retina, helping your optometrist to immediately identify potential health issues

optomap scan compared to traditional view

The History of optomap®

Benefits of optomap®

CALIFORNIA By Optos®

    What it does

  • Ultrawide digital image
  • Optomaps

    How it works

  • Wide angle parabolic mirror
  • 2 lasers (deep red and green)

    Benefits

  • 5x more retina visible than other imaging
  • 200° retinal image
  • Reference to compare in future
  • Looks beneath the surface
  • Rarely needs dilating drops
  • Assesses how cells work as well

    Rules out

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Retinal breaks, tears and detachments

If detected early, most retinal conditions and other diseases can be treated successfully.

Protect your vision and your health with an Optos® scan at BBR Optometry

Triton by Topcon

Triton and Maestro 3D OCT

BBR Optometry was the first optometry practice to bring retinal imaging to the Hereford high street (Polaroid film 1989) which became digital in 2000.

OCT is Optical Coherence Tomography. This is the next generation in imaging the internal structures of the eye. The OCT is a special scanner that creates a sort of optical ultrasound three dimensional image of the inside of the eye. The unique way the image is formed means that for the first time we can actually see below the surface of the retina and view the microscopic layers beneath. This is of profound importance in determining the precise diagnosis of visual problems and in helping us guide patients on the treatment options possible.

Once again BBR Optometry is able to offer its patients direct access to the most sophisticated eye examination available.

3D OCT imaging is automatically part of your BBR private Eye Examination and is included in our extension to the NHS Sight Test.

Maestro 3d OCT by Topcon

Typical conditions requiring OCT:

  • Macular degeneration or drusen
  • Macular hole or epiretinal membrane
  • At risk glaucoma
  • Vitreous Floaters
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Optic nerve disease

    What it does

  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Digital 3D image

    How it works

  • 256 scans in less than 5 seconds
  • Flash photo-3D image

    Benefits

  • Shows detail that lies beneath
  • Incredible precision 1/10000mm
  • Things previously invisible
  • Reference to compare in future
  • Nothing takes us by surprise
  • All previous images viewable

    Rules out

  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma detection and prediction
Henson by Elektron

Henson by Elektron

    What it does

  • Maps side vision
  • LED lights different brightness

    How it works

  • Easier operator controlled system, just count

    Benefits

  • You don’t notice loss of side vision
  • Fast quick screening
  • Vital in glaucoma detection & monitoring

    Rules out

  • Glaucoma risk
  • Progressive change
Humphrey by Carl Zeiss Meditec

Humphrey by Carl Zeiss Meditec

    What it does

  • Maps side vision
  • Projected spots of light

    How it works

  • You control speed of response

    Benefits

  • You don’t notice gaps in your side vision
  • More detailed sensitivity mapping
  • Vital in glaucoma monitoring
  • Same as in Eye Hospital

    Rules out

  • Glaucoma risk
  • Progressive change
iCare by I-care Finland Oy

i-Care by I-care Finland Oy

    What it does

  • Measures fluid pressure in eye

    How it works

  • Tiny probe just kisses the eye surface many times
  • Internal averaging system eliminates false readings

    Benefits

  • No puff of air
  • Perfect sterility
  • No drops
  • Can keep soft lenses in

    Important for

  • Risk factors for glaucoma
Topographer by Topcon

Topographer by Topcon

    What it does

  • Maps shape of front of the eye

    How it works

  • Reflects circular rings onto eye surface
  • Computer reads 3D image

    Benefits

  • Specialised contact lens fitting
  • Monitors eye shape

    Rules out

  • Conditions affecting corneal shape
DNE scanner by Rodenstock/Visionix

DNEye scanner by Rodenstock/Visionix

    What it does

  • Measures shape of front of eye
  • Measures visual image quality for glare

    How it works

  • Measures the transmission and reflectance of laser light through the eye
  • In normal and low light conditions

    Benefits

  • No contact with eye
  • Does not need dilation of pupils

    Important for

  • Best possible spectacle vision
Pachymeter by Pachmate DGH Tech

Pachymeter by Pachmate DGH Tech

    What it does

  • Measurement of thickness of membrane at front of eye

    How it works

  • 1000’s of ultrasound scans
  • Measures thickness to 1/10000mm

    Benefits

  • Essential to calculate glaucoma risk
  • Without it pressure measurements are guesswork

    Rules out

  • True high eye pressure from false