OCT- Optical Coherence Tomography- is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to image the different layers that make up the structures at the front and the back of your eye.
The OCT machine captures both a photograph and a 3D cross-sectional scan of the eye at the same time. This allows Morven, our optician, to see below the surface of your retina to identify hidden health issues.
The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick. What’s more, the software can detect the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test you have. This gives you an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.
More usually located within hospital eye clinics, the OCT microscopic resolution allows us to identify any issues faster, thereby supporting more detailed referrals, where necessary. If as they say, a picture paints a thousand words, just imagine what a picture of all 10 layers of your retina can do!
OCT is recommended as a baseline record for all. It is particularly an essential part of your eye care where there is an increased risk of glaucoma, any indication of macular disease or if you are experiencing floaters.
Regular free OCT scans are available if you are a member of iRewards, our Health & Rewards Plan.