OCT, or Ocular Coherence Tomography, is an eye scanning device that uses cutting-edge technology to get an extremely detailed and comprehensive look at the back of the eye, flagging any health issues that would not be visible using traditional eye health scanning equipment. OCT eye tests can be carried out quickly and totally painlessly, allowing your optician to inspect any potential changes in the retinal layers of your eyes. By using this, technology, opticians can detect the early stages of conditions such as Glaucoma-Vitreous Detachments, Diabetes, Macular Holes, and Macular Degradation, and work out treatment plans to stop these conditions from worsening. OCS scanning is particularly helpful for clients with a history of eye disease in the family or clients who have noticed a rapid deterioration in eyesight over a short period of time.
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An OCT Scan works similarly to a traditional eye test, but takes a more detailed and accurate look at the back of your eye, allowing your optician to detect any potential defects in eye health. During your OCT eye test, an OCT machine uses light to take detailed images of the back of your eye, which is fed back to the optician’s computer for analysis. Your optician can study this image for abnormalities, offering advice and recommendations if any abnormalities are found. The OCT Scan is a completely pain-free, non-invasive, and quick scan that gives accurate results to ensure the maintenance of your eye health.
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OCT Scanning FAQ
Does an OCT scan hurt?
Absolutely not! An OCT scan uses light to see into the back of the eye and is a completely non-contact, non-invasive, and quick scan that doesn’t hurt at all.
What eye conditions can an OCT scan test for?
An OCT Scan can identify the following conditions: diabetes, Glaucoma, detached retina, macular holes, age-related macular degradation, and more.
How old do I have to be to get an OCT scan?
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