SPECIALITY SERVICES

At Argus Opticians we offer a number of specialty services. These include:

OCT Retinal Imaging

At Argus Opticians, what was once groundbreaking, OCT has now become an integral part of our eye examinations and is conducted routinely on most of our patients over 40. Allowing us to identify and manage multiple different eye conditions at the earliest stage. Argus Eyeplan members are entitled to free examinations, emergency appointments, contact lens appointments, dry eye assessments and OCT scans.

What is OCT?

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is a revolutionary technology used for imaging the many different structures of the eye. Similar to an ultrasound, OCT uses light to image the multiple layers that make up your retina, the light sensitive area at the back of the eye. Previously it was only possible to see the surface of the retina.

Dry Eye Clinic

Argus Opticians have been running their very successful dry eye clinics for many years now and have a reputation for managing even quite chronic dry eyes.

In 2021 we invested in the Topcon Myah, an advanced piece of technology which, among other things, allows us to carry out in-depth assessments of the ocular surface in people with dry eye disease. It is an extremely useful tool in the diagnosis and management of dry eye and allows us to offer treatment regimens tailored to the individual patient.

Cosmetic Eyelid Cleansing

An increasing number of people suffer from dry eye or inflammatory conditions of the eyelids such as blepharitis and demodex many of which are caused by a biofilm of exotoxins and bacteria along the lid margin.

These inflammatory conditions can last for months or years if left untreated, causing chronic discomfort and irritation.

Cosmetic Eyelid Cleansing uses a process called Microblephero exfoliation (MBE) to gently debride the lid margins removing this inflammatory biofilm as well as any crusts, debris, or cylindrical dandruff present, thereby reducing inflammation, increasing tear production, and leaving the eyes feeling clean and fresh.

For more information on Cosmetic Eyelid Cleansing or to book an appointment please contact our Donegal Town Branch on 074 972 5725.

Ortho-K

Argus Opticians are the only practice in the Northwest offering Orthokeratology or “ortho-k” overnight contact lenses.

Ortho-k uses a hard gas permeable contact lens, worn overnight, to shape the cornea, allowing the user to remove the lenses in the morning and see without glasses or lenses for the day.

These lenses are ideally suited for myopic (short-sighted) kids from six to sixteen or adults with under five dioptres of myopia. Ortho-k lenses have also been shown to slow down the progression of myopia and are yet another weapon in our myopia control armoury.

If you are interested in trying ortho-k contact lenses please contact the practice for further information or read our blog post.

Scleral Contact Lenses

Argus Opticians offer a range of speciality contact lenses to which we have most recently added scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are lenses designed for people for whom other contact lens or glasses options have not successfully improved their vision or comfort. These lenses can be life changing for people with irregular corneas, corneal scars, or chronic dry eyes. For more information on scleral lenses please read our blog post on the topic.