Kirkwood Fyfe
Kirkwood Fyfe
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Kirkwood Fyfe

FREE Eye Examinations

It is essential that you get your eyes tested on a regular basis to ensure the health of your eyes. We offer everyone a FREE Standard NHS Eye Examination in our comfortable surroundings, using modern up-to-date equipment. For your convenience, we have a car park at the rear of the practice.
Kirkwood Fyfe | Reception
Kirkwood Fyfe | Extensive Frame Selection
Kirkwood Fyfe | Consulting Room
Extensive Frame Selection
Consulting Room

Your prescription can be measured by three different methods:

Wavefront Analysis
160 tiny "lenslets" are produced by bouncing waves of light off the back of the eye. The computer assimilates the emerging "Wavefront"
into a graphical representation of the visual defect, giving a 3-D value to your sight correction needs.

Auto Refraction
The “Speedy-K” Autorefractor measures the curve of the front surface of your eye and the length of your eye, to send your prescription automatically to the corrective lenses which are used to improve your eyesight.

Subjective Refraction
We ask you to read a chart using the lenses in the eyepieces, and fine tune the end result.

Kirkwood Fyfe | A Snellen Eye Chart
Kirkwood Fyfe | Bon Autorefractor
A Snellen Eye Chart
Bon Autorefractor

OCT Retinal Laser Scan
The back of your eye (the retina) is scanned by laser and any abnormalities are digitally enhanced for further examination. Changes in appearance of the optic nerve, blood vessels, lesions or tumours are identifiable from these scans, and can be monitored for any further changes. Retinal imaging is invaluable in the early detection of conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertension retinopathy, and optic neuritis.

Slit-Lamp (biomicroscope) Assessment
Your eyes can be examined with a Slit-Lamp microscope in order to check for any abnormalities in the cornea (the front surface of the eye), or in the lens (behind the pupil). The lens is where the formation of cataract can take place, leading to increasingly blurred vision.

Kirkwood Fyfe | Photograph of Healthy Eye
Kirkwood Fyfe | Photograph of Eye with Central Cataract
Photograph of Healthy Eye
Photograph of Eye with Central Cataract

Glaucoma Testing
Glaucoma is a highly prevalent sight-threatening condition which can usually be treated very effectively if diagnosed early. A battery of three tests is used to provide comprehensive screening.

• The appearance of your optic nerves from the photographs is important in making a diagnosis of glaucoma.

• Any gaps in your field of vision are charted using a Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyser. The visual field analyser tests the periphery of your vision and provides an insight into the performance of the rest of your visual system including the visual cortex of your brain.

• The internal pressure of your eyes is measured with a very gentle puff of air from the Reichert AT 55 Non Contact Tonometer. Typically glaucoma is characterised by an elevated intra-ocular pressure, so it is important to monitor the pressure on a regular basis if you are over forty or at a high risk of developing glaucoma.

Kirkwood Fyfe | Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyser
Kirkwood Fyfe | Reichert AT 55 Non Contact Tonometer
Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyser

Reichert AT 55 Non Contact Tonometer

Pentacam - Anterior Eye Scan
This is a useful method for the empirical diagnosis of cataract and monitoring the same.

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