A DETAILED LOOK BEHIND THE SURFACE OF YOUR EYES
We offer every patient who comes to see us an OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) scan as part of our enhanced eyecare packages.
This hospital-quality equipment uses light to illustrate the many layers that make up the back of the eye. At the same time, the OCT machine captures a three dimensional photograph of the surface of your eye.
WHY HAVE AN OCT SCAN?
The main benefit of an OCT eye scan is that it allows our optometrists to see the back of your eye as well as a 3D image to look below the surface of a regular retinal image.
This means that we can proactively monitor the health of your eyes by pinpointing exact areas of concern behind the surface of your eyes.
An OCT scan can help to detect potentially sight threatening eye conditions like:
Many of these common eye diseases can develop without symptoms, so regular eye examinations play a vital part in detecting these conditions early.
Your OCT scan results stay on your record so our optometrist can use these to monitor the health of your eyes, making it much easier to diagnose, treat and manage any areas of concern.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN OCT SCAN?
This painless, non-invasive process should last no more than 5 minutes.
We will sit you down in front of the OCT machine and ask you to rest your head on a support to keep it still. The equipment will then scan your eye without touching it.