Looking Into The Future of Eye Health

07 January 2016

Eye health and patient care are in focus for an award winning Wakefield opticians store after it invested in new cutting edge technology as part of a refurbishment.

Valli Opticians in Outwood has installed a Rodenstock 3D visual dispensing unit and has plans for a 3D Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner as part of its commitment to customer eye health care. 

The equipment will enable the team, lead by practice manager, Robin Bennett and supported by optometrist, Adelle Mitchell to extend the range of patient services and care they already offer.

Moin Valli, Valli Opticians Managing Director said:

“The Rodenstock Impressionist unit features a 3D camera for accurate determination of the patient’s eye and facial parameters.  It means we can measure perfectly things like pupil separation, bow angle and vertex distance so their prescription lenses fit perfectly within their choice of frames so they get the optimum vision from their spectacles,”

“The OCT scanner will allow our professional and qualified optical team to detect signs of disease earlier.  For example, age related macular degeneration can creep up on patients unknown because it is pain free; yet it can cause blindness.  If we can pick it up during a routine appointment in the early stages then we can advise on lifestyle choices to prevent it developing or refer to a specialist if need be”.

“It has the added benefit that patients with perfectly healthy eyes can have a health check during their annual eye test and get the peace of mind they deserve,” 

The new equipment will supplement the already high standard of patient care the professionally qualified team deliver to make it one of the most up to date in the region.

Only last month two members of the team; optometrist, Adelle Mitchell and Lisa Mosley were winners at the company’s annual award ceremony being recognised for customer service and high professional standards.

“The team here at Valli Opticians Wakefield are determined to care for the eye health of our patients as well as prescribe corrective vision glasses,” said Mr Bennett. The new equipment is just part of a series of initiatives planned by Valli Group, one of the UK’s largest independent groups. 

“We already offer community based patient care but Optometrist, Adelle Mitchell, will extend our home visits for elderly and housebound patients.  At the same time we are working with local schools to talk to pupils and teachers about conditions that can have a negative impact on pupil success such as visual stress syndrome (VSS) a condition that causes reading difficulties and is often seen in dyslexia that can be managed with tinted and corrective prescription lenses”.