What is an OCT scan?
An OCT is a non-invasive medical imaging technique, using light waves, to produce images of your eye.
OCT imaging systems are used to provide details of the back of your eye called the retina. This can also provide detailed images of the front surface of the eye called the cornea. These images assist in early detection and monitoring of various diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.
OCT instruments use very advanced technology to detect abnormalities at an incredibly early stage. You will find OCT’s in most hospital eye departments and the results that can be obtained are incredibly detailed.
Why should I have an OCT scan?
Having an OCT scan in combination with your normal eye test will allow us to obtain the most detailed information about your overall eye health. Early detection will lead to timely treatment and better outcomes for the health of your eye.
What happens to my images?
Your images will be stored on file, so that when you see us again for your next appointment, we can compare your images to see if anything has changed.
What happens during my scan?
You simply place your chin on the chin rest and look at a green cross. It is easy and painless, the scan will not touch your eye or blow air at your eye. An OCT scan will not affect a pacemaker. Your optometrist will then interpret and discuss the results with you.
How long does it take?
The OCT scan is a very quick process and should take no longer than a few minutes.
For further information or to book an eye test or OCT scan please call us on 01698 373 296.
Please note – OCT scans will have an additional fee of £20.