Using a Topcon state-of-the-art 3D OCT camera, your optometrist will take both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting. OCT produces a 3D image of the layers of your retina, enabling us to detect and monitor any abnormalities and potentially sight-threatening problems much earlier, ensuring early referral for treatment.
The health of your eyes is important, which is why we are offering OCT to all our patients.
The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick. OCT uses light waves to illustrate the different layers of the back of the eye (retina). The software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test, giving an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.
Common conditions identified through regular OCT screening include:
Glaucoma screening is recommended annually. Visual fields, intraocular pressures and eye health are all examined in a ‘glaucoma test’ or glaucoma screening.
The OCT scan can detect very early signs of glaucoma and therefore is used as an additional screening process for glaucoma, thus allowing prompt treatment.