We can now take a 3d image of the back of your eye to help detect eye conditions using our OCT.
What is OCT?
Optical Coherence Tomographers (OCTs) works like an ultrasound for the eye using reflected light to show deep within the layers of the retina. It allows easier detecting of early subtle signs which may take years to become more obvious to be dectected by traditional methods.
It can spot early signs of:
- Macula conditions including Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Diabetes – by detecting Diabetic Retinopathy
The images generated by the OCT are stored on record so they can be accessed at your next test. Also any future images can be analysed by the OCT and compared to your previous scans to help deteact any changes and progression of conditions such as glaucoma.
The OCT examination is completely non-invasive and painless. Nothing touches your eye at all. The scan only takes a few seconds, the images can then be analysed and discussed with your Optometrist straight after taking them.
How much does it cost?
Investing in an OCT screening costs £25 for a macula or glaucoma scan on its own or £35 for both. Both OCT scans are covered within the Eyeplan plus scheme so.
We recommend you have them as part of your regular eye examination. Giving you the best peace of mind about your eye health.