OCT

We can see more than before with our new OCT health scan

 

What is an OCT health check?

 

An OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography and allows us to see beneath the surface of the back of your eye which allows us to detect any sign of problems or disease including Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration and a great deal more. OCT instruments use very advanced technology to detect abnormalities at an incredibly early stage. OCT’s are usually found in most hospital eye departments and the results that be obtained are incredibly detailed.

Why should you have an OCT health check?

 

Having an OCT health check in combination with your normal eye test will allow us to obtain the most detailed information about your overall eye health. Early detection will lead to timely treatment and better outcomes for the health of your eye and your overall health.

What happens during an OCT health check?

 

You are simply required to sit in one position and look at a target placed in front of you. The check will end with a low intensity camera flash and shouldn’t take no longer than a few minutes

Is OCT suitable for children?

 

Yes, children can undergo an OCT scan if this is of interest to the parent or guardian.

What happens to my results?

 

Your scan images will be stored on file, so that when you see us again we can compare your images to see if anything has changed.