We’re committed to providing the latest eyecare technology, to help your eye health and vision remain in the best shape possible. Two of our most advanced pieces of diagnostic equipment, are the OCT and Optomap scans.
What is an OCT scan?
An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scan is an advanced 3D retinal scan that uses light waves to create a cross-sectional image of the different layers of your retina at the back of your eye, quite literally allowing us to see beneath the surface and gain a highly detailed picture of your eye health.
This scan is a simple, non-invasive, and quick procedure that involves placing your head on a chin rest and looking into the device’s camera lens, one eye at a time. This allows your optometrist to take multiple 3D images of your retinal layers which are produced immediately.
One of our optometrists will analyse and explain the results to you during your appointment. The results are then kept in your patient record so that they can be used for comparison with future scans to track any changes to your eye health.
Even the slightest change can be a sign of a larger problem. That’s why an OCT scan is a crucial part of detecting and pinpointing eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration in their early stages.
What is an Optomap scan?
The Optomap scan is the latest in ultra-wide field retinal imaging technology, and again, is non-invasive, and quick, taking a matter of seconds to complete.
While traditional retinal photography shows up to 45% of the back of your eye, an Optomap scan captures and produces a 200° panoramic digital image that covers over 80% of your retina, allowing us to examine the peripheral parts of your eye to detect potentially serious eye problems early, as well as general health problems like strokes and even cancer where they would not have been previously visible.
So, how does the scan work? Simply place your head on the chin rest and images will be taken and produced within seconds. Your optometrist will analyse and go over the results with you. These results will then be stored in your patient record so that they can be referred to during later scans to monitor any changes.
Advanced retinal scans for your peace of mind
Early detection of sight-threatening conditions ensures that appropriate treatment to manage symptoms can be put in place, so you have a much better chance of preserving your vision.
Contact Us to find out more about our OCT and Optomap scans or to book your enhanced eye examination, which includes our Optomap scan, for your peace of mind.