Specialised Testing Equipment

Specialised Testing Equipment

Melton Optical is equipped with the latest technology and if indicated we will conduct specialised testing using this equipment.

Computerised Visual Field Testing

This test is used in detecting and monitoring glaucoma, as well as for assessing stroke patients. Our Visual Fields Analyser is also approved for VicRoads assessments.

OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography

This a is non-invasive scan which allows the optometrist to map and measure the different layers of the retina.  It is useful in the detection and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole and age related maculopathy.

Digital Retinal Photography

This is done on every patient over 40 as a baseline for future comparisons, especially in screening for macula degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Digital Corneal Topography

This is used in specialist contact lens fitting, particularly in patients with Keratoconus, as well as in assessing suitability for laser refractive surgery. There is also a module for assessing dry eyes.

GDx Laser Polarimetry

This assesses the optic nerve and retinal nerve fibre layer in glaucoma suspects and is also invaluable in monitoring the progress of glaucoma.

Non-Contact Tonometry

Intraocular pressures are routinely measured over 40. This is a method of measuring pressures without the need for eye drops, and is particularly useful in patients who are averse to having drops.


This is used to automatically and accurately measure a refractive error and is particularly useful in young children and patients with a lazy eye.