Practice sees the benefits of new high-tech eye scanner

Optometrist Martin Rawlinson with the new eye scanner
Optometrist Martin Rawlinson with the new eye scanner

A Skegness optometrist is one of just a handful of practices in the country to invest in a new hi-tech eye scanner.

Hilton & Rawlinson was the first optometrists in Lincolnshire to purchase the state-of-the-art equipment.

According to the manufacturers, German optical and lens specialists Rodenstock, it enables the eyes to be measured more accurately than ever before.

Optometrist Martin Rawlinson set up the Lumley Avenue based business five years ago.

The practice was one of just 10 nationwide to initially invest in the high-precision equipment.

Martin said: “As one of the first UK opticians to take delivery of the new Rodenstock DNEye scanner, we are able to take a digital fingerprint of the eye and then produce the most precise and individual spectacle lenses.”

He added: “Using the new technology, we can now use the additional data from the scan, this results in better night vision and makes reading and other detailed tasks much more comfortable.

“Everyone will experience a more natural visual impression, sharper contrast and wider field of view.”

The scanner shines a wave of light, which produces a reflection hi-lighting any visual distortions.

Images produced provide a detailed perspective of the eye that Martin describes as ‘similar to mapping a mountain’.

Martin, who studied at Cardiff University, moved to Skegness to work as an optometrist at a branch of Dollond & Aitchison.

Married to Laura, who is also an optometrist, the couple have a two year old son.

Set up in 2009 Hilton & Rawlison has around 2,000 registered customers.

Plans for the practice include an additional consulting room and new clinical equipment.