Common Eye Conditions

Macular degeneration is the most common form of vision loss in people age 50 or older. It occurs when the macula, an important part of the retina, becomes damaged.

Glaucoma refers to a number of diseases that damage the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. It is usually caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye.

Astigmatism is a common vision problem that causes distorted, fuzzy, or blurry vision as a result of an irregular curve in the eye's lens or cornea.

Hypertensive retinopathy is a condition in which high blood pressure causes vision problems by limiting the retina's function and increasing pressure on the optic nerve.

Color blindness is an inherited or acquired condition in which the patient has difficulty distinguishing certain colors or cannot see any colors at all. It is more common in men than in women.

Jean Rigby Opticians uses the latest state-of-the-art 3D OCT camera to take a digital photograph and 3D cross sectional scan of the back of your eye. This allows both instant and early diagnosis of many common ocular conditions. The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick. What's more, the software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test you have. This provides an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.

Cataracts are dense, cloudy areas that slowly form in the lens of the eye. They are common in older people, but can also be present at birth or caused by medications, disease, trauma, or radiation.

Diabetic retinopathy causes vision problems as a result of type 1 or 2 diabetes, which can damage the blood vessels of the eye's retina. It may start as minor visual problems but it can eventually cause blindness.

Diabetic Retinal Screening / Fast Track Direct Access Cataract Referral

We are accredited by the local Health Authorities to provide our diabetic patients with a full retinal screening examination including digital photography. The photographs are assessed by the Optometrist and forwarded to the Retinal Screening department wereupon the patient and their G.P. will receive notification within a few weeks.

For patients requiring Cataract surgery or advice we are able to refer directly to the hospital referral booking system eliminating the need to visit your G.P. and delay any treatment unnecessarily.