Niall O'Kane

When you have it you cannot manage without it…

“Without OCT we can only rely on symptoms, but with an OCT it is quite different. We know when to refer and when not to refer so it takes away a lot of worry. I particularly like the SPECTRALIS because the eye tracker ensures that inadvertent mistakes cannot be made. In the six years we have had the SPECTRALIS we have grown to rely on it and can best describe it as like having air conditioning in a car: before you have it you don’t know that you need it, but when you have it you cannot manage without it … an essential element of a car in winter and summer.

Thanks to the SPECTRALIS we were the first in the country to establish COMMUNITY AGE RELATED MACULAR SERVICES, for which we won an Excellence in Ophthalmology Award. Now there are three practices in Kent providing this service via Maidstone Hospital.

As practitioners we encourage our patients to opt for the best and we strive to do the same and lead by example. That is why we chose to work with Heidelberg Engineering. The investment is sensible from a business perspective: I offer enhanced services in the Medway towns of Kent and most patients see the value.

We are one of the first practices in the country to invest in the new Glaucoma Module Premium Edition for SPECTRALIS, offering screening to those most at risk. Patients like to know why they are not seeing, and the SPECTRALIS offers an answer and the first step to a solution for many.”

Niall O’Kane, Optometrist, Practice Owner
Niall O’Kane Optometrists
SPECTRALIS owner since 2009

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