Enhanced sight tests
Seeing beneath the surface with 3D OCT scanning
We have a 3D OCT scanner: technology which helps us see much more detail inside your eye. Screening with the OCT - Optical Coherance Tomography - is similar to ultrasound, but it uses light, rather than sound waves. The scan gives us a very detailed picture of the different layers that make up your eye. We see both a photograph and a cross-section of your eye. The scans are simple, quick, and painless.
These advanced scans are able to detect very early changes inside your eye. Signs of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, for example, can be detected much earlier. Earlier diagnosis aids the treatment of these conditions.
Having a scan when you have your sight test, or any other time that is convenient to you, is a really great way to safeguard the health of your eyes. You can book a scan by ringing us, 0191 5842226.