What is an OCT Eye Scan?
Ocular Coherence Tomography is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye. You will find OCT equipment in most hospital eye departments due to the useful and detailed results that can be obtained.
The major benefit of this state of the art machine is that it allows your optometrist to see both the back of your eye, and a three dimensional image to look beneath the surface of the regular retinal image.
With an OCT scan, we can detect numerous diseases such as Diabetes, Glaucoma, Age Related Macular Degeneration and much more.
What to expect at an OCT Eye Scan?
Your OCT health check will be conducted in combination with your normal eye test to allow us to obtain the most detailed information about your overall eye health.
During the scan, we will ask you to sit in one position and look at a target placed in front of you. The OCT scan is a very quick process taking no longer than a few minutes and will end with a camera flash.
The scan is not invasive and nothing will touch your eye for the images to be captured.
Your images will be saved onto your patient record, so that at your next appointment, we can compare your images to see if anything has changed.
You place your chin on the chinrest of the device
Our machine will take scans of your eye. Nothing will touch your eye.
Your Optometrist will discuss your scans with you