improved over a short period of time and it's incredible to be a part of that."
The Topcon 3D Optical Coherence Tomography system (OCT) is similar to ultrasound but uses light instead of sound waves to penetrate a medium and create a picture from the wave reflections in this case, the back of the eye.
Specsavers is now the largest retail dispenser of digital hearing aids in the UK and offers a hearing service from more than 400 locations.
enhance the standard of eye care provided at the store with this sophisticated piece of equipment.
Floaters: Tiny 'spots' or 'blobs' in the field or vision. They are often harmless and will disappear on their own. If they persist, it is worth checking with an optician, as they may be a sign of another condition.
Cataracts: The lens becomes opaque, blurring vision and even leading to loss of sight if left untreated. Early on, the condition may cause near sightedness and the reduction in the perception of blue colours.
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7.6 million customers used Specsavers in 2011.
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Glaucoma: Loss of visual field, often occurring gradually and slowly due to a build up of fluid within the eye. Sufferers may only recognise there is a problem at an advanced stage.
The 3D OCT scans are now available at Specsavers in Derby and, unlike other opticians, the store does not charge extra for the service. The couple still run the company, along with their three children. Their son, John, is joint managing director.
Diabetic retinopathy: Tiny blood vessels can leak or burst with this condition, blurring sight and leaving dark spots on the field of vision.
More than one in three people who wear glasses in the UK buy them from Specsavers 10.8 million glasses were exported from the warehouse to stores in 2011.
"We used to have to refer customers to hospitals or specialist eye units for an OCT scan," says Mr Gohil. "So it's great to be able to offer the service in store, hopefully cutting down the time customers may have to spend elsewhere."
As we age, our eyes become more susceptible to certain problems and an OCT scan will help to detect these. Mr Gohil advises customers to look out for the following conditions:
hugely beneficial to people in the city and surrounding area.
Normally 3D OCT scans are only available in hospitals, so the convenience of having the state of the art technology at Specsavers in Derby will be Nike Shoes For Boys Blue
"We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of eye care and our latest investment proves this. At around the 3D OCT is the single biggest investment we have ever made in ophthalmic equipment.
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Specsavers has more than 1,600 stores throughout the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
"The OCT creates a three dimensional picture beneath the surface of the regular retinal image, allowing our opticians to easily diagnose, manage and refer customers to a specialist for further treatment, should this be required.
Mr Gohil adds: "We should all have eye tests every two years and an OCT scan will form part of our standard eye examination when required. So if you have any worries about your sight or eye health, especially if you're over 60, I'd recommend you pop in for some advice."
Specsavers Optical stores and hearing centres are owned and run by joint venture or franchise partners. Together, they offer both optical and hearing services under one roof.
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Specsavers is the largest retail provider of home delivery contact lenses in Europe and one of the top two retail suppliers of continuous wear lenses in the world.
Macular degeneration: Symptoms include distortion of, or even the loss of, central vision. The sufferer may also have trouble discerning colours. Peripheral vision remains unaffected but central vision loss is serious, so early diagnosis and treatment is vital.
Specsavers employs more than 30,000 staff.
Annual turnover for the group was billion for 2010 11 and was forecast to reach billion in 2011 12.
Specsavers was voted Britain's most trusted opticians for the 11th year running by the Reader's Digest Trusted Brands survey 2012.
Specsavers in Crown Walk Shopping Centre, Derby, has taken delivery of an advanced eye scanning system, which can be used on all ages to help detect eye conditions such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. What's more, the store will offer this service completely free of charge.
The 3D scan will illustrate the different layers that make up the optic nerve and retina, and can be cross referenced with a digital photograph of the surface of the eye to pinpoint areas of concern.
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