I’m often asked how prescription lenses are cut into the various shapes of frame available. At Lawrence and Harris, we are lucky enough to have our own glazing lab within our Caerphilly Practice. The vast majority of frames including rimless, semi-rimless and sports glasses are glazed by Terry our glazing lab technician. Usually only safety glasses are glazed elsewhere.
Ever wondered what it is we see when we look inside your eyes with “that bright light”? Well, the bright light is an instrument called an Ophthalmoscope. Its design allows us to illuminate the inside of your eye so that we can detect disease and abnormalities such as diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Most of the time, that’s all we need to do, but if there was something abnormal, it is useful to take a photo of what we see. To do this we now use our Digital Fundus Camera. Not all Ophthalmic Opticians have access to a fundus camera and it was a huge investment, but we think it is extremely important to our patient’s eye care because: