Who We Are
Bense Optical & Optometry opened its first optical in St. John’s in 2006. In 2016 we will open a second optical on 69 Karwood Drive in Paradise. Both locations have experienced and qualified opticians and the largest selection of high quality prescription glasses, contacts, and sunglasses at affordable prices. We guarantee top quality products, service and equipment for all of your eye care needs.
There is no referral needed to book an appointment and new patients are always welcome.
To schedule an appointment today please contact one of our opticals:
St. John’s: 709-754-1250
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We would also like to invite you to visit other Bense Group companies including Bense Vision and Bense SurgiSpa.
State of the Art Technology
OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography
Used in detection/monitoring of diseases such as:
- Glaucoma detection/monitoring
- Macular holes
- Epiretinal membranes
- Posterior vitreous detachments
- Central serous chorioretinopathy
- Retinal pigment epithelial detachment
- Cystoid macular edema
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Congenital pit of the optic nerve
- Disc edema in inflammatory optic neuropathy
- Histopathalogical correlation
- Choroidal nevus
Zeiss Fundus Photography
This machine takes a picture of the back of your eye in order to document any abnormality necessary or to monitor diseases such as a Choroidal nevus, which may be slowly growing. This is superior to a doctors drawing or memory.
Humphries Visual Field Analyser
Used for the following:
- Monitoring the progression of glaucoma
- Drivers licence testing
- Optic nerve diseases/compressions
- Certain neurological conditions
Used for the following:
- Analysis of the anterior segment of the eye
- Corneal thickness
- Cataract analysis
- Corneal topography
TearLab Osmolarity System
The TearLab is the first test to accurately diagnose and monitor dry eye disease which is one of the most common problems people have.
AcuTarget HD is an optical quality analysis system, which is a double-pass wavefront device that is very useful in the diagnosis and staging of cataracts and DLS (Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome). It captures and measures the forward light scatter (OSI: Optical Scatter Index) originating from a cataract. No more guessing if you need cataract surgery: we can tell you right away if you do.
What we specialize
Bense Optical & Optometry specializes in many areas, products, and services including;