New technology is now available at most Specsavers stores that further improves the service that employees are offered. Specsavers has invested more than £6 million over the last year, installing the latest hi-resolution retinal cameras in the majority of stores to provide retinal photography, initially to the over 40s, as part of the Specsavers professional service.
When employees have their eyes examined at Specsavers, they don’t just have their sight tested, they also have thorough checks of their overall eye health, that can also relate to general health. This new technology now allows a digital record to be taken of the retina and kept on file so that any changes to the eye can be tracked and monitored.
Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare says, “Advancements in our stores are a direct benefit to our corporate clients; when our clients send their staff to Specsavers they know they are getting first-class care. While some opticians make an additional charge for retinal photography, at Specsavers we see it as another step to provide a comprehensive optical service.”
The retinal (or Fundus) camera can assist the optometrist to detect pathologies such as indications for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), certain tumours, Retinopathy/Maculopathy and ocular hypertension. A digital record is kept of the patient’s retina so that any changes can be tracked and monitored in relation to the overall health of the eye.