Glaucoma is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide, and is responsible for just over 12% of world blindness. In Britain, 2% of those over 40, rising to 7% of those over 75, suffer from glaucoma.*
At Andrew & Rogers Optometrists we specialise in private advanced glaucoma screening. If you have a family history of glaucoma, or are worried about symptoms that you have been experiencing, then we have the equipment and expertise to perform the gold standard tests for glaucoma screening. It’s important to note, however, that the most common form of glaucoma has no symptoms at all. It silently eats away at the peripheral vision, usually over several years, before finally effecting the central vision.
What is included in our in depth glaucoma screening:
1/ Dilated binocular examination of the optic nerve2/ Full threshold 24-2 Humphrey visual fields analysis3/ Microscopic evaluation of the anterior chamber of the eyes4/ Measurement of the central corneal thickness5/ Goldman Applanation Tonometry to accurately measure the eyes’ internal pressure
After performing these tests we will calculate whether you need to be referred for assessment by an Ophthalmologist, or to continue with regular screening at Andrew & Rogers Optometrists. If you do need to be referred, we have both Private and NHS pathways available for you to select from, and we will discuss the benefits of either route with you, in detail, before you make a decision on which is the best course of action for you.
If you would like to find out more about our in depth glaucoma screening, then please telephone Andrew & Rogers Optometrists on 01482 860362, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or call in to discuss the test details with one of our experienced optometrists or clinical assistants.