OCT

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Receive peace of mind that your vision and eye health are in top condition with the next generation of eye care technology

A detailed image of your eye enables our experienced optometrists to examine the health of your eyes accurately and easily. To do this, we use the very latest optical technology.

Your eye is the only place in the body where it’s possible to look in from the outside and see blood vessels, arteries and even a cranial nerve. Using Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) we are able to ensure that your health, as well as vision, is in top condition.

The scan takes a detailed image of the inside of your eye, mapping a representation of up to 80% of the inside of your eye. The image can be easily stored, referred to, and compared for future use. This is a fantastic tool that helps us to give you exceptional eye care, simply because we are able to refer to past images and monitor your eyes’ development.

One quick scan shows 80% of a retina, helping your optometrist to immediately identify potential health issuesWe will be able to detect the early signs of eye conditions such as retinal tears and detachments, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and non-eye diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Once our optometrist has analysed the image of the inside of your eye, they will explain their findings to you, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. If you like, we can give you a printed copy of your eye or send the image to your email address.

Ocular Coherence Tomography

OCT is Optical Coherence Tomography. This is the next generation in imaging the internal structures of the eye. The OCT is a special scanner that creates a sort of optical ultrasound three dimensional image of the inside of the eye. The unique way the image is formed means that for the first time we can actually see below the surface of the retina and view the microscopic layers beneath. This is of profound importance in determining the precise diagnosis of visual problems and in helping us guide patients on the treatment options possible.

Typical conditions requiring OCT:

  • Macular degeneration or drusen
  • Macular hole or epiretinal membrane
  • At risk glaucoma
  • Vitreous Floaters
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Optic nerve disease