Why have the scan?
The health of your eyes matters to you and it matters to us too, which is why we are offering OCT to all our patients. 3D OCT screening diagnoses potentially serious conditions that can affect your eyesight and your overall well-being.
What is it?
OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye. The OCT machine captures both a fundus photograph and a cross-sectional scan of the back of the eye at the same time, the scientific stuff!
Using a state-of-the-art 3D OCT camera, your optometrist will take both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting. This allows us to instantly diagnose a number of common conditions. The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick.
Due to the cost of the equipment and the screening diagnoses, we have to charge £22 for the scan but the benefits are obvious.