John Flynn Opticians - Dry age-related macular degeneration

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As we age, our sight tends to become less clear, and some of us will develop what is known as “Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration”. When this happens, the central area of our vision darkens and becomes blurred, making it difficult to see detail, and preventing activities such as driving, reading, watching TV, using computers, tablets, and so on. Even recognising faces can prove difficult.

Until recently, there were no effective treatments for Dry AMD, the only suggestions being lifestyle changes or dietary supplements. Now, sufferers will be delighted to learn that there is a newly developed treatment available locally. It is a safe, non-invasive, painless therapy which is fully approved under European and UK directives.

This breakthrough treatment is known as photobiomodulation (PBT or PBM) and uses a cold laser system to produce low levels of red, yellow and infra-red light to stimulate the centre of vision by energising and providing oxygen for cell repair.

Results from extensive monitored trials of the therapy show that for many Dry AMD sufferers, there can be an improvement in sharpness of vision corresponding to some 5 or 8 extra letters on the testing chart.

This therapy has also been shown to help diabetics who have certain eye problems related to their diabetes.

Dr Sheeraz Janjua carries out advanced eye examinations which includes Hospital Grade 4D OCT scans of the retina and is now providing PBM treatment at his special clinics held regularly at Flynn’s Opticians in Beeston. 

Please call 0115 925 5051 or 0115 939 2421 to arrange an appointment.

Don't just take our word for it!  Read what our patients have to say!
“Would recommend Flynn’s wholeheartedly, very professional and knowledgeable and excellent service from all staff.” 
Mrs E Hartley

“The treatment was very quick, painless and easy. Improvement of vision it was clearer, new spectacle lenses were needed to allow for improved vision. Very friendly staff and we are very fortunate to have this treatment locally.”

“I’d had no sight loss as yet with my AMD but I did notice an improvement on my Amsler test – less wavy lines and greyness after treatment. THANKYOU!! Dr Janjua is so thorough and took time to explain my sight and AMD. Wendy and Sonia were so warm and friendly plus professional when giving the treatment.”
Mrs Trueman

“Excellent, no difficulties and a very easy and comfortable experience splendid staff. Improvement noticed after five sessions, spectacular final result. Dr Janjua and his excellent team are top of the range!”
P. Dawson

“So pleased there has been an improvement. Sight is invaluable and I hope to preserve what I have. Thank you!!”
Mrs Lewis-Jones

More about John Flynn Opticians
Established over 70 years ago, at John Flynn Opticians, the focus is always on providing a truly comprehensive and personal eye-care and eye-wear service that offers patients and clients the reassurance that their eye sight and spectacles are being looked after by Qualified Dispensing Opticians, Optometrists (Ophthalmic Opticians) and support staff.  John Flynn Opticians offers both Private and NHS eye examinations (eye tests) and also provides a comprehensive contact lens fitting, supply and after-care service. 

The largest range of quality niche eyewear is stocked. John Flynn remains committed to dispensing some of the best ophthalmic lenses into some of the finest hand-made frames and glasses (spectacles) from around the world.  For those visiting the practice by car, parking is available for patients in our car park.

Address: 1a Devonshire Drive, Beeston, Nottingham. NG9 1BS
Telephone: 0115 925 5051 / 0115 939 2421