OCT Eye Scan

OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. This uses complex technology to measure the eye and in particular layers of the retina. An OCT scan is similar to an MRI or CAT scan for the eyes and is able to produce detailed 3D images. This enables early diagnosis of problems within the eye that might otherwise not be seen.

The test is very simple and only takes a few minutes. It is completely non-contact and there are no light flashes or sudden puffs. The images are immediately available and can be seen and explained to the patient. Any areas of concern can be monitored and accurately measured in the future or referred to an ophthalmologist for further investigation.

The retina can be damaged by many common diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetes and Age Related Macular Degeneration. Damage to the retina can lead to visual impairment and even blindness. Early diagnosis allows for better treatment options and a better visual outcome.

Michael Charlton has invested in this state of the art technology because he believes it will be of huge benefit to the patients in our practice. If you would like a scan please mention it at the time of booking your appointment so that we can allow sufficient time for the optometrist to perform the test and discuss the results.