Comprehensive eyecare for all

At G.T. Harvey & Partners we have always been great advocates of a thorough N.H.S. Sight Test/Standard Eye Examination and we will always strive to fulfil this to the best of our abilities to all patients. However recent advances in eye care technology have now made it possible to provide a far more sophisticated eye examination than ever before. We have developed Eye Care 21 option plans to offer all our patients’ access to this advanced technology and a more sophisticated eye examination. It allows patients the option to spread the cost of their eye care and reduce the cost of their eyewear.

WHY WE DEVELOPED EYE CARE 21

Designed to be the best way for you to manage all your eye care and eyewear needs.

Eye Care 21 was originally developed over 10 years ago after a very interesting conversation with a patient: he asked why he could not have his comprehensive eye care as part of a monthly payment plan like he did for his dental care. Thus the concept of Eye Care 21 was developed! We recently launched Eye Care 21 options which allows patients to choose the level of plan depending on their individual requirements.

Investing in the latest technology

Substantial investment in the latest instruments over a period of years now allows us to offer our patients the highest possible standard of eye care. This new level of eye care is centred around our Ocular Coherence Tomographer. This is an instrument very similar to an MRI scan, but for the eyes. The OCT produces 3D images, thereby allowing the Optometrist to detect problems that could not easily be seen previously. The OCT provides an incredibly detailed examination of the eye and this facilitates the detection of eye conditions such as Glaucoma and Age Related Macula Degeneration at a much earlier stage.

Spread The Cost Of Your Eyecare And Eyewear

Patients will be seen annually for a full Eye Care 21 examination which will include all the normal tests performed in the standard examination plus:

Digital Retinal Photography

Recommended for all patients

Anterior Segment Photography

Recommended for all patients, but in particular:

  • Any patients who have dry eyes
  • Corneal or conjunctival problems
  • Other history and symptoms which indicate it would be beneficial
  • Any patients who have had refractive surgery.

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) 3D Imaging of the Eye

Recommended for all patients, but in particular:

  • Any patients with a family history of Glaucoma
  • All patients whose symptoms or signs indicate the possibility of glaucoma
  • Any patients with a family history of Macula Degeneration
  • Any patient who is at risk of developing Macula Degeneration

Glaucoma Frequency Doubling Assessment

Recommended for all patients, but in particular:

  • All patients over the age of 60
  • All patients over the age of 40 with a family history of glaucoma
  • All patients whose symptoms or signs indicate the possibility of glaucoma

Full Threshold Visual Field Examination

Recommended for:

  • Patients who have a family history of glaucoma
  • Patients who miss one or more points on the standard fields test
  • All patients where there is a possibility of glaucoma

The following procedures will also be performed if clinically necessary:

Digital Retinal Photography with dilation

Recommended for:

  • Patients who have early lens opacities
  • Patients who have small pupils to allow a better quality of photograph to be taken

Dilated Examination

Recommended for:

  • Any patient who is suffering from flashing lights or floaters
  • Any other possible pathology affecting the periphery of the retina

Corneal Topography

Recommended for:

  • All post laser or any form of refractive surgery
  • Complicated contact lens patients
  • Any corneal disease or suspicion or risk of keratoconus

Macula Pigment Density measurements

Recommended for:

  • All patients over the age of 40
  • Any patient with a family history of Macula Degeneration
  • Patients at risk of developing Macula Degeneration

DVLA Visual Field Assessment and Report

Recommended for:

  • Any patient who is in the process of renewing their driving licence and requires written standards and findings about their eyes

Eye Care 21 will also include any other appointments required throughout the year, such as repeated visual fields or emergency appointments for such things as flashing lights and floaters or if the patient feels the vision is changing.We feel this is taking eye care forward into the 21st century and enables us to increase our standard of eye care to a new level. Eye Care 21 involves a small monthly fee.