What is an OCT Health Check?
An Optical Coherence Tomography instrument allows us to see beneath the surface of the back of your eye which allows us to detect any sign of problems or disease. 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.
Our Monifieth Store now has an OCT machine for patients to be able to fully benefit from.
During an eye examination, an Optometrist routinely studies the whole of the eye to look for any sign of abnormalities. Following our new OCT service, we are now able to scan the back of your eye in incredible detail from the top surface of your retina down to the underlying surfaces, not visible to us by other means.
Best of all for all of this it only takes a few minutes, you feel nothing and its like having a picture taken.
For more information please feel free to contact to our Monifieth Practise.
Why should I have it?
Having an OCT health check 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 and your overall health.
Some example of the diseases an OCT can detect early are