We have highly advanced, hospital level equipment in our 3D OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Scanner.
This allows us to see areas of the eye that the traditional eye exam techniques cannot view. In using this we can either give a much more definite answer about an issue, or detect eye health problems much earlier and more efficiently.
The scanner takes thousands of measurements, to create a map of the critical areas of the back of the eye. These measurements can then be compared to other people with the same age, gender and other characteristics, to determine whether a variation seen is within a normal range for you.
This means we can give you an answer about something much more easily and know exactly which clinic to send you to if you do need referring for specialist opinion.
It also means we can monitor any changes in your eye in a much more accurate way, and be able to look far more at prevention than traditional methods can.
We also use the I-care tonometer, a modern more accurate method of measuring the eye pressure, without the puff of air that many people dislike.
Our eye exams are done on electronic exam charts, allowing many different letter and test options, including pictures for children or shapes/numbers for people who can't use letters.
We use digital face measuring technology, so that the level of accuracy in ordering your glasses can be high enough to produce extremely good fits and use new lens technology not typically available on the high street.
Why we think the 3D Scanner is worth every penny
We have a Topcon 3D OCT Retinal Scanner (Optical Coherence Tomographer) available as needed and requested. This machine has amazed us with the level of extra care and detail we can now provide, especially when monitoring or looking for risks of eye disease. Still relatively rare in a high street setting, OCT scanning is used extensively in hospital, especially for Macular Degeneration (ARMD).
We can look for risks connected to diabetes, detachments, tears and damage to the retina, monitor optic nerve fibre layers and determine likely risk of glaucoma. As the technology is used more, there are suggestions that it could help diagnose issues like Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid issues, and much more.
We are a by appointment practice, as we tend to see specialist patients who may need a quiet space and our full attention.
This means sometimes the door may be shut unless we know you are visiting.
We are available 7 days a week by phone, email or facebook.
We are at the North end (NON Pedestrianised) of Sheep Street, opposite Broadribbs Cycles, next to The Angel and Bicester Dental Care.
This is slightly out of main town - nearly North Street. Near to Bicester Dental Care, Home at 96, Denis Restaurant, Copper Kitchen.
PARKING - There is 2 hours free Parking in central Bicester, in the Sainsburys multistory. There are lifts down to Pioneer Square.
Turn left from the lifts or come out of Sainsburys and head up towards the travelodge and library.
Then turn right onto Wesley Lane, and then left onto Sheep Street and you will see us.
There is disabled on street parking near to the practice, by the Methodist Church.
Otherwise there is Pay & Display parking in The Cattle Market car park, Market Square and next to Deans Court.