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Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging

Personalised lens measurement device

Ultrasound to allow early detection of a range of eye diseases.

Ultrasound to monitor progressing myopia, cataracts, glaucoma

Diagnosis and monitoring glaucoma and other optic nerve diseases

Advanced dry eye assessment

Eye curvature for custom contact lenses

Computerised eye movement tracker when reading

High resolution photo of retina, optic nerve and blood vessels


Optomap is the latest technology in eye care.  A high-tech imaging tool that allows us to see and image virtually all of your retina in a single shot.

A comprehensive view that was previously unavailable, allows us to better diagnose & assess your ocular and overall systemic health.

    Optomap in a single, quick shot, produces photos or angiograms of about 82% of the retina. These optomap images provide superior visibility of the retinal periphery allowing us to see, document, show you, and follow pathology that could not be seen with traditional eye cameras.

    Retinal Image Comparison

    Book an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation of your retinal health using the latest Optomap technology.

    Optomap machine

    Optomap will show us if you have any signs or conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Hypertensive Retinopathy, Retinal Holes, Tears and Detachments, Macular Degeneration, Malignant Melanomas or other retinal disorders.

    Most eye disorders do not cause pain or other symptoms and when detected early enough, many retinal problems can be treated to avoid vision loss. However, once a retinal problem has caused a loss in vision, it is almost never reversible. Thus, early detection is vital to preserving good eye health.

    Snapshot summary

    What: Detects any retinal disorders.
    When: Eye examination or if you have any concerns.
    How: Simply look into the device one eye at a time and the image of your retina will be taken. It’s fast, painless, and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time*.
    What’s new: Produces photos or angiograms of about 82% of the retina, compared to 20% previously using traditional ophthalmic cameras.
    Duration: < 0.5 second per eye for an optomap image.

    *Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but your eye care practitioner will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on the health of your eyes.

    Visioffice 3

    Visioffice 3 technology offerd personalised products to the highest extent, making the lenses adapt to you and not the other way around.

      Snapshot summary

      • What: Personalised spectacle lens measurement device
      • When: Personalised spectacle lens measurement device
      • How: In-store capture with a HD capture and  Activisu®’s 3D reconstruction technology
      • Duration: 5-10 minutes

      Click here for more information on how the Visioffice 3 personalises your lenses.

      Premium Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT Imaging)

      OCT Imaging is a technique used for obtaining a detailed image of the retina and the multiple layers underneath. This is not possible with the standard eye examination which only allows us to view the surface of the retina. This is important because many eye diseases often begin within or underneath the retina.

      It is effectively an ‘optical ultrasound’, using imagine reflections from within the eye using light waves to provide cross-sectional images. OCT provides more information than other imaging methods such as ultrasound or MRI.

      Benefits include:

      • Early detection of a variety of eye diseases. This results in a significantly better chance of retaining your vision as compared to detection at a normal eye exam.
      • Fast
      • Non-invasive with no eye contact*
      • No radiation

      Premium Features:

      • Ultra high resolution

      Active gaze tracking allows the ability to perform 100 scans in the exact same position producing high resolution low noise scans. This is superior to standard machines which do not take into account head movements and may produce lower quality scans.

      • Accurate results for progression diagnosis

      ‘Eye tracer’ locks onto the retina and guarantees that scans done on subsequent visits are performed in exactly the same position, time after time. This maximizes eye disease detection and accurate progression analysis. This enhances early detection and treatment

      Should I have an OCT scan and how often?

      We recommend everyone, including those with healthy eyes, to have an OCT scan performed. This will establish a baseline, so when your eyes start to change in the future, we can compare what has changed and by how much.

      After performing a baseline OCT, we recommend OCT imaging every three years with your standard eye test. However if you are over 40 years old or are experiencing any eyesight problems, a yearly scan is preferable. The images are stored electronically, so regular OCT imaging helps us to build a clear picture of your eye health over time. By comparing records, it’s easier to identify subtle changes that may indicate the early signs of disease.

      Snapshot summary

      • What: Provides earlier detection of nerve damage compared to visual field tests. Can pick up glaucoma up to 8 years before noticing symptoms.
      • When: Separate follow-up exam. Included in our ‘Comprehensive glaucoma assessment package’.
      • How: Non-invasive ultrasound scan to assess the volume of the nerve fibres supplying the optic nerve head
      • Duration: 5 mins per eye

      Specific indications to perform an OCT scan include:

      • Patients with unexplained vision deterioration
      • Abnormality detected at the back of the eye during a routine eye examination
      • Abnormality detected during a retinal photography scan
      • Patients with diabetes (who have an increased risk of developing retinal disease)
      • Patients with a family history or other increased risk of developing macular disease** or glaucoma^
      • Patients with high intra-ocular pressure
      • Patients with visual field loss
      • Evaluation of corneal conditions and anterior chamber depth
      * In some cases we may need to use eye drops to dilate your pupils to get the best images

      ** The macula is a specialised area of the retina responsible for the detailed vision necessary for everyday tasks such as reading and recognising a person’s face. An OCT scan is usually the best method to detect and monitor a range of macular conditions including macular degeneration, macula traction, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy and oedema.

      ^ Glaucoma is a disease resulting in damage to the optic nerve (the nerve bundle which connects the eye to the brain). Increased pressure in the eye can lead to damage to the optic nerve. As damaged nerve fibres cannot regenerate, early detection and treatment is vital to prevent further nerve damage. The OCT measures the thickness of the nerve layer around the optic nerve. Efficiency of the drainage system in the front chamber of the eye and thickness of the cornea are also contributing factors to glaucoma. The OCT provides information on these factors.

      Snapshot summary

      • What: Detects sensitivity of your field of  vision.
      • When: Separate follow-up exam. Included in our ‘Comprehensive glaucoma assessment package’.
      • How: Small spots of light are presented to test and measure sensitivity of vision at different areas around your visual field.
      • What’s new: Faster = More comfortable testing experience.
        Increased sensitivity = Diseases are detected even earlier and easier.
      • Duration: 3-4 mins per eye (50% faster than previous testing methods)

      Visual Field Test

      The visual field test is a subjective measure of central and peripheral vision, or “side vision,” The use of visual field test is essential in diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma, or any vision loss as a result of damage to the visual pathways of the brain or other optic nerve diseases. It uses a light flashes that is repeatedly presented in different areas of your peripheral vision. A visual field test is performed as soon as glaucoma is suspected, and the visual field data is used to determine the severity of disease. This staging information is useful in determining follow-up and/or treatment strategies.

      OCT and retinal photograph imaging of the optic nerve and surrounding tissues is an objective test that can also detect glaucoma damage and progression. However, at this time it has not replaced the visual field test. We still need both types of testing because there are times that the optic nerve changes before the visual field, but also times when changes to the visual field are observed before damage to the optic nerve is detected.

      Snapshot summary

      • What: Detailed assessment of dry eyes
      • When: Included in our ‘Dry eye assessment package’.
      • How: Various scans
      • Duration: 15 mins

      Oculus Keratograph 5 (K5)

      This machine has revolutionised Dry Eye assessment. The K5 allows us to have an in-depth look at the eyelid anatomy and tear film to diagnose and manage dry eyes quickly and accurately. It allows us to scan and measure critical features such as:

      1. The quantity of tears,
      2. The quality of lipids in tears,
      3. Tear break-up time,
      4. The integrity of the Meibomian Glands.

      The K5 has the following features:

      • Meibo-scan allows us to see the structural changes of the glands
      • TF-scan uses infra-red illumination to assess the quality and quantity of the tear film.
      • Infra-red illumination evaluates the tear film.
      • Lipid layer thickness which directly links to tear evaporation and dry eye symptoms. If the lipid layer is too thin or absent, the tear evaporation rate and the tear film instability increases.
      • R-scan is the first and only technology that objectively measures and classifies the degree of redness in blood vessels.

      Digital Retinal Photography

      Digital Retinal photography is used to examine and monitor the health of your retina, optic nerve and blood vessels. As such it is well complemented with OCT imaging which enables us to grasp a better picture of what’s happening under the surface of your eye.  Digital retinal photography provides the benefits of early detection of eye conditions including:

      • Glaucoma
      • Macular degeneration
      • Retinal changes associated with diabetes
      • ‘Moles’ on your retina. Just like any other moles on your body, these should be checked regularly to make sure there are no changes.

      Snapshot summary

      • What: Provides a detailed image of the optic nerve head and give a baseline for comparison for future eye exams.
      • When: One free photograph for all patients. Included in our ‘Comprehensive glaucoma assessment package’.
      • How: Ultra high resolution camera provides detailed imaging of the back of your eye.
      • Duration: 1 min per eye
      Picture of visioffice 3 measurement device

      Snapshot summary

      • What: Provides data to measure and predict myopia progression
      • When: Every 4-6 months for patients undergoing myopia management treatment
      • How: Ultrasound scan
      • Duration: 2mins per eye

      AL Scan

      Assists those with cataracts and progressing myopia. 

      Because protecting children’s vision is so important to us, we have invested in training and equipment to provide the best solutions for myopia. This equipment is rare among Brisbane optometrists and can measure exact eyeball length to the closest 0.05mm. It will provide valuable information to measure and predict myopia progression, and to determine the most suitable course of action.

      It allows:

      • Pre-emptive detection of myopia progression in young eyes – allowing for optimum intervention strategies
      • Measurement of cataract density for more detailed referrals to specialists
      • Assessment of the Intraocular Cataract Implants (IOL) post-surgery
      • Provides valuable information for higher accuracy glaucoma detection
      • Improved accuracy of post-operative glasses prescriptions

        Corneal Topographer

        A corneal topographer is a non-invasive instrument which maps the curvature of the cornea and outer-part of the eye. Corneal topography is essential in allowing optometrists to fit custom contact lenses and diagnose eye conditions such as keratoconus, Terrien’s marginal degeneration, or monitor pterygium.

        Readalyzer – Computerised eye movement tracker

        Do you or your child have trouble with reading no matter how hard they try?

        Problems with eye movements can result in:

        • Loss of place when reading
        • Skipping and omitting words
        • Skipping lines or sentences
        • Difficulty with copying
        • Sore eyes
        • Poor hand writing and spacing between letters
        • Poor hand eye coordination
        • Changed body posture so that eyes are excessively close to the page when reading or writing.

        Eye movements require the highest level of precision in the human body. But just like any other muscle, eyes can be trained to improve performance and reading ability.

        Call 3345 3383 to book an appointment for a Readalyzer assessment.

        This video is a reading simulation of our very own optometrist, Lucy – not a result you would expect from an accomplished professional! Although the struggle is almost palpable, it just goes to show how hard work and perseverence can overcome the highest hurdles.

        Grace & Vision Optometry accepts all major health funds

        Use your optical health funds benefits on a new pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses. 

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        ... and many more. Feel free to contact us if you don't see your health fund.