We are very proud to be able to offer a state of the art 3-D scan to our patients. This non-invasive, quick and painless test, called an OCT (ocular coherence tomography) scan, will generate an image similar to an ultrasound image of different parts of your eye. We will even be able to see layers of the retina that can’t be seen during your usual eye examination and retinal photograph. Our opticians will assess the OCT images for any signs of change, allowing earlier detection and efficient monitoring of many eye conditions. The OCT scan can be done at the same time as your routine eye test.
Mainly found in the hospital setting, the OCT scanner is at the very forefront in eye healthcare.
The test is useful for assessing all patients particularly those in a higher risk group, for example patients with diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol and those with a family history of eye problems such as glaucoma and macula degeneration.
There is a charge of £10 for an OCT scan and the benefits are obvious: You will be receiving the very best possible health check of your eyes and have the reassurance that comes with knowing your eyes are being well cared for.