With this non-invasive, painless and quick scan, your optometrist is able to see both the surface of the back of your eye and a three-dimensional image of the layers that are beneath the surface.
What is OCT?
Ocular Coherence Tomography – it’s 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 your eye. Seeing the different layers of your eye helps check for potentially serious conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, AMD, vitreous detachments and more. The OCT machine captures both a fundus photograph and a cross-sectional scan of the back of the eye at the same time.
OCT scans taken over a period of time are a great way for your optometrist to monitor even the most subtle changes in your eye health.
Over time, the scans allow for comparative diagnosis. If a change in your eye health is indicated, we can determine whether medical attention is required or whether continued monitoring by our optometrists is suﬃcient.
We will ensure that you receive a full, jargon-free, explanation of your eye health and that you understand what we can do to help you achieve the best vision, visual comfort and ocular comfort.