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Our Eye Technology

by | 7 Mar 2022 | Eye Health, Eye Technology, News

We’ve invested in the best eye technology we can find. As a 100% locally owned & operated Optometrist in Noosa Junction, Noosa Optical doesn’t pay franchise fees. We would rather re-invested into specialized eye test equipment and services for our clients.  

Here are some examples of where we’ve re-invested in eye health and diagnostics. We do a lot more than just an eye test for glasses. Each instrument has its own specialized application.  Altogether, they keep us at the cutting edge of eye health diagnosis and management.

Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT

This is a sophisticated scanning system (costing around the same as a luxury car). The Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT produces highly detailed 3D images of the internal structures of your eyes. OCT is particularly useful in assessing and recording macular health. Furthermore, OCT can be used to view all the other structures of the eye in great detail. This is an important piece of eye technology and equipment.

OCT at Noosa Optical
Noosa Optical eye tests routinely include a macular scan using a Zeiss Cirrus 5000

OCT is comparable to an MRI or ultrasound of the eye. Our Optometrists can view the deepest layers of your eyes, not visible with other testing equipment. We routinely use this machine as part of our comprehensive eye health checks.

Ophthalmologists (eye specialists) prefer results generated by a Zeiss HD-OCT. This means you won’t need to repeat tests unnecessarily. The standard of eye technology is important.

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Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyser

humphrey visual field test machine
Noosa Optical has a Zeiss HFA machine for comprehensive visual field testing and glaucoma management.

The Zeiss HFA provides our Optometrist with specific information on the status of your vision, in particular, the parts of your peripheral or side vision that you may not even be aware of. Particularly useful in this machine is the ability to compare results over time and gain a better understanding of the progression of a patient’s glaucoma into the future.

Ophthalmologists (eye specialists) prefer results generated by the Zeiss HFA. This means you won’t need to repeat tests unnecessarily.

Learn more about HFA >>

Ultra-Widefield Retinal Camera

ultra-widefield retinal imaging
Our Optos Daytona ultra-widefield (UWF) retinal imaging machine captures a high-resolution image of more than 82% or 200˚ of the retina in a single capture, without physical contact and in less than ½ second.

UWF imaging enables our Optometrists to discover, diagnose, document, and treat ocular conditions that may first present in the periphery – conditions that may go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment.

Learn more about Optos Daytona >>

Medmont Meridia Professional Corneal Topographer

Corneal Topographer Meredian
Our Medmont Merida corneal topographer provides detailed images of the front of the eye for rigid contact lens fitting and dry eye assessment.

With best-in-class accuracy, this corneal topographer offers multi-modal eye health evaluations. It also improves our rigid contact lens fitting accuracy. Another key function is the dry eye disease application.

Providing a high level of clarity and a comprehensive range of high-resolution images, increased field of view and additional applications enhances our capabilities for better patient care.

Learn more about Corneal Topography >>

High-Resolution Central Retinal Camera

Fundus imaging is essentially a digital photograph of the inside of the eye. Furthermore, it provides a clear and precise record of the retina which assists in better management and diagnosis of health conditions affecting the retina. This is standard for every comprehensive eye test with our optometrists.

Our camera has a much higher resolution than standard cameras meaning better diagnostic capabilities along with a smoother visit.

Learn more about Central Retinal Imaging >>

Autorefractor / Keratometer

Capturing a fast and accurate digital prescription is one of the first steps to achieving the best possible vision prescription.  So, this machine completes up to eleven different measurements of your eye’s focusing ability and the shape of your cornea in a matter of seconds.

Digital vision assessment
Digital vision assessment is combined with manual assessments to provide a more accurate and reliable result.

Our autorefractor gives our optometrists the ability to provide high-quality patient care, starting with premium diagnostics and it speeds up the eye test process (vision tests) so that our optometrists can spend more personalized time with you in their eye test rooms.


Tonometry is probably the fastest part of your eye test – just a few milliseconds!  Still a very useful and quick test, this machine has the ability to quickly screen for abnormal internal eye pressures which is usually an indicator of an underlying eye health issue. This is also a standard part of our eye test. The optometrist will use a different instrument when a high level of pressure accuracy is required.

We love to be able to work with advanced equipment because it gives us confidence in what we do.

If you would like more detailed information or would like a personal tour of each machine, call us. We’d be delighted to show you around. Alternatively, book an appointment today!

Noosa Optical was the first Optometrist in Noosa, established in 1989. We provide comprehensive eye tests including a full range of options in eyecare and eyewear. Our optometrists mostly look after clients from the Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Noosa Heads, Noosaville, and Tewantin areas. Although we do see clients from right across the Sunshine Coast who are seeking a higher standard of care.

Noosa Optical

Suite 2 & 3 Noosa Professional Centre
1 Lanyana Way
Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm

We're closed for weekends and public holidays.