We can take hospital-quality scans with an OCT (optical coherence tomography) machine. This state of the art piece of equipment helps our Optometrist to see beneath the layers of your eyes to gain an accurate picture of their overall health.
OCT is a non-invasive, non-contact, trans-pupillary imagine technique able to produce high resolution images detailing the structure of the eye in 3D, from the cornea through to the optic nerve and beyond. It is an essential tool for the identification of the early stages of the disease before symptoms and irreversible vision loss occurs. It can also be used to track disease progression and monitor treatment outcomes.
3D OCT Scans provide early diagnosis of many sight threatening conditions including:
- Wet & Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Detachments
- Vitreous Detachments
- Macula Tears & Holes
- Macular Oedema
Even if your eyes and vision appear perfectly healthy, many common eye diseases can creep up on you. Early detection and treatment of some of these can mean the difference between future blindness and being able to see for the rest of your life!