OCT stands for optical coherence tomography – it’s an advanced 3D eye scan that helps us to see what’s going on beneath the surface of your eye. We add one to every eye exam, at no extra charge.

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What happens during an OCT scan?

An OCT scan is very quick, completely painless and non-invasive. It’s one of the tests a clinical assistant will carry out before you go in to see your optometrist and takes less than a minute.

The results will then get sent through to your optometrist who will review them, then they’ll talk you through what they can see during your appointment. It’s a really great way for you to get a better understanding of your eye health. After that, your scans will be saved onto your record so we can compare them with any new scans you get over time.

What conditions can an OCT scan help detect?

An OCT scan shows detailed images of the layers and structures within the eye and is particularly useful for spotting potentially sight-threatening conditions that form at the very back of the eye. These include conditions like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, as well as many other causes of vision and eye health issues.

Noticed a change in your eyesight?

If you have any concerns about your eye health, contact or visit your local optometrist immediately – even if you do not have an appointment.

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