Here at Egans Opticians we very proud offer a number of specialist eyecare services including:
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an advanced diagnostic scan that uses laser light to help our optometrists view cross-sectional images of the various layers of your retina at the back of your eye.
This scan helps us to spot changes to eye health earlier than just looking at the surface. OCT scans are especially helpful for the early detection of the eye disease, glaucoma, which shows few symptoms until it is advanced, as well as age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and diabetic retinopathy.
What happens during an OCT Scan?
You’ll be asked to sit in front of the OCT machine and keep your head as still as possible. As you look into a viewfinder, your eyes will be quickly scanned by a camera, capturing each layer of the retina. These images are then put together to form an overall picture of the back of your eye.
An OCT scan is available as part of our Advanced Eye Examination. The scan plus your Eye examination will take 45 mins.
Retinal screening allows our Optometrists to look in far greater detail at the health of your inner eye.
You simply rest your chin and forehead on the frame of the screening machine whilst photographs of your inner eye (retina) are taken. At no point do we touch your eye, or cause any discomfort and the process only takes a few minutes.
At the end of the examination, your Optometrist will discuss your eye health and vision with you and recommend the best options in terms of eyecare if needed.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally regular cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape distorts light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing blurred vision.
Keratoconus can occur in one or both eyes and often begins during a person’s teens or early 20s. Some of the main causes can be eye rubbing and genetics.
Our Optometrist Patrick Madden is the only keratoconus-experienced Optometrist in Munster.Contact lenses are used to maintain the regular shape of the cornea, contact lenses do not slow down the rate of progression of the conical cornea, however they do give good vision during that period which could not of otherwise be achieved.
We are proud to prescribe ChromaGen – the only FDA approved visual aid for patients with colordeficiencies, commonly known as color blindness and with visual reading difficulties associated with dyslexia.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, talk to our Optometrist Paula O’ Shea about ChromaGen lenses, these lenses are a life-changing aid that could work for you.
Who benefits from ChromaGen Lenses for Color Blindness?
The ChromaGen colored lenses for color blindness are designed to enhance color perception by using selective wavelengths of light to stimulate defective cone cells, which enables the patient to more accurately interpret and perceive color.
After the appropriate ChromaGen lenses are prescribed for each eye, an individual that was unable to pass a standard color deficiency test is now able to interpret and perceive colors in the correct fashion and experience the full range of the color spectrum.
These ChromaGen’s neutral lenses are also a life-changing aid for vision related reading problems. Reading problems are the single largest issue by far, that have a negative impact on the learning process.
An ocular prosthesis, better known as an artificial eye, is a replacement for a missing or injured eye. People who have suffered the loss of an eye will benefit from the restoration of normal eye appearance, helping to restore self confidence.
Optometrist Patrick Madden will guide you through the whole process. The prosthesis is custom made for you to match your eye color and to fit your socket. It is made from durable acrylic material, not glass. Movement of the artificial eye will depend upon a number of factors, but generally if the ocular muscles have not been damaged from an injury then you can expect your artificial eye to move along with your companion eye.
Here at Egans Opticians we are proud to offer this service to our customers and we make every effort to ensure that every patient receive the very best ocular prosthesis result.