An Armagh optician, who has been operating in the heart of the city for the best part of three decades, says a new state-of-the-art eye scanner will make all the difference for their patients.
McCrystal Opticians has been a mainstay on Scotch Street for many years, and a recently acquired hospital-grade eye-scanner, will now help detect early signs of eye disease.
And the two most common diseases, especially among older patients, being glaucoma and early stage macular degeneration – a loss of your central vision – can now be detected long before it becomes a major problem.
Years of innovation in eye care, McCrystal’s have stepped up to the mark again and Aidan McCrystal, who has led the charge at the award-winning optometrists, says the new OCT Scanner is yet another game changer for him and his team.
“That early detection makes all the difference,” said Mr McCrystal. “Any damage, which is done to the eyes or sight is permanent damage so the early you discover it, the less damage is done.
“This new scanner makes it easier for us to pick it up at early stages. It’s now part and parcel of what we do in store; everyone over the age of 20 will have it as part of their sight test.”
The cutting-edge technology is part of the business’s constant thoughts towards innovation and forward thinking.
Mr McCrystal added: “Even five years ago it was unthinkable to have this on our practice, it’s the most up-to-date tech available.
“When it became available, we needed to have one for the best care for our patients. After all, it is the same scanner you would come across in hospital eye departments. Luckily, we can now have patients subjected to that sort of care in our Armagh store.”
As an essential business McCrystal Opticians remains open and available to serve the Armagh community. To make an appointment at their Scotch Street practice, call 028375288242.