Spectralis OCT delivered to The Partially Sighted Society

Heidelberg Engineering donated the OCT machine to the charity, to support its optometry service

Heidelberg donation

Heidelberg Engineering has donated a Spectralis OCT to The Partially Sighted Society.

The national charity supports people living with sight loss, providing information, advice, training, magnifiers and low vision aids to help people to make the best use of their remaining vision.

From its sight centre in Doncaster, the charity is able to provide free low vision assessments and sight tests, specialising in eye examinations for anyone with low vision.


Thanking Tosh Vadhia, managing director of Heidelberg Engineering UK, for the donation, Anita Plant, CEO of The Partially Sighted Society, commented: “This machine allows us to take detailed pictures of eyes to help us diagnose and better understand the complex issues that are affecting the many people that come to us for help.”

On visiting The Partially Sighted Society, Vadhia felt the OCT instrument would support the “amazing work” of the charity, he said, sharing: “With patients arriving with little or no history or records, and having to piece together their visual impairment condition, it soon became apparent that the Spectralis would alter their clinical workflow. The OCT scan would now be the first diagnostic test they would undertake.”

As the device is able to scan through undilated pupils and pass through a “host” of media opacities, Vadhia suggested it would support the charity in understanding the patient’s conditions.

“This in turn allows them to tailor their management options to enable those with partial or progressing sight loss to lead a more comfortable life,” he added.