OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography
OCT screening is a new, completely painless and highly advanced screening system that checks for potentially serious conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous detachments and more.
A Step-by-step guide
Having an OCT scan is simple and painless, just follow the steps below to bring about peace of mind.
Step 1: Book an appointment with our optometrist.
Step 2: Our optometrist will scan your eyes using the state-of-the-art Spectralis 4D OCT camera by Heidelberg.
Step 3: The high resolution 4D images are examined by our optometrist using specialist built-in analysis tools.
Step 4: The results are presented to you.
Step 5: Any future scans can be compared with previous ones for comparative diagnosis.
What does it cost?
There is a charge for the OCT scan, but the benefits are obvious, so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from
knowing that your eyes are in great condition. OCT scan cost £35 when booked at the time of your appointment.
If booked following your appointment it costs £55.
Why have an OCT Screening?
- Spot issues sooner
- An OCT scan allows us to detect and monitor any changes to your eye health up to 5 years earlier than other methods of eye screening
- See more
- We can instantly show you the 4D High Definition images of your eyes
- Build a more complete picture
- All your scans are stored on your records. So from test to test, we can compare your OCT images, and quickly pinpoint any changes in your eye health.
The OCT examination is completely non-invasive and painless. Nothing touches your eye at all. It only takes a few minutes,
after that the images generated are examined.
This technology is not available on the high street
Seeing beneath the surface is essential to the health of your eyes
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revolutionized the clinical practice of ophthalmology.
It is a non-invasive imaging technique that provides high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the retina, retinal nerve fibre layer and the optical nerve head.
Similar to an ultrasound but far more advanced this equipment allows us to build a complete image of the back of the eye and monitor any changes to these layers that may affect your future vision.
The benefit for monitoring changes to these layers is that many eye conditions can be caught and be caught early.
OCT is a new, completely painless and highly advanced screening system that checks for and helps manage potentially serious conditions like: Glaucoma, Diabetes, Eye tumours, Macular degeneration, Retinal bleeding, holes or detachment.
Only by having the most advanced diagnostic equipment can we provide early detection.
We have invested in a Spectralis 4D eye scanner, which is equivalent to a CAT scan for the eyes.
This is the instrument of choice for retinal specialists within the NHS.