Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging eye test.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
The very latest in clinical eye-care, an Optical Coherance Tomographer (or 3D retinal scanner to you and me!), allows our opticians to see into the very complex and important layers of your retina ( the very back layers of your eye).
Without OCT scanning, it is simply impossible to see all the structures of your eye, to know whether there may be hidden issues in your retina. A standard eye exam only shows our optician the very front layer of the retina and we can’t properly examine the many layers underneath it.
An OCT scan is the only way to ‘see beyond’ the first layer, to detect problems which even you yourself may not yet be aware of. It is an especially important diagnostic tool, in detecting Glaucoma (a common blinding disease), early macula degeneration, retinal holes, cysts, diabetic retinopathy and many other eye diseases.
‘Leave no ‘stone unturned’
Many of our patients now opt for this painless, quick and essential scan, when having their routine eye exam. Sadly the NHS will not cover the cost and so there is a fee payable for scans. We do like to be very thorough here at Wrights Opticians and so we scan each eye three times, in different sections and to search for different things, making sure to completely examine the retinal layers and leave no ‘stone unturned’. You can’t be too careful with your eyes.
Do you need an OCT Scan?
Contact us today to see the difference Wrights opticians in Leyland can make to your vision and image.