EARLY DETECTION & TREATMENT

OCT SCAN

A 3D look at the back of your eye to detect any potential concerns even earlier.

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WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN OCT SCAN AT RICHARD PRYOR?

OCT stands for Ocular Coherence Tomography which is an advanced technology eye scan for people of all ages.

It uses light to see the different layers that make up the back of your eye in detail. This allows our Optometrist to spot any signs of disease and potential eye health concerns at an early stage.

OCT can help with the identification and diagnosis of: Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Holes, Optic Nerve Disease, Retinal Tears, Vitreous Detachment and Floaters.

 

Your scan images and results will be recorded for you on your patient file so that, upon your next appointment, we can see if anything has changed.

We are committed to providing the very best eyecare to protect your eyesight now and in the future. To this end, we are one of very few practices in the local area to have invested in state-of-the-art diagnostic technology offering OCT and Fundus Imaging technology.

 

This test is not part of the NHS sight test and there is an additional charge, but the benefits speak for themselves.

 

If you would like to learn anymore about our OCT service, please contact us.

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WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY OCT SCAN?

An OCT is a non invasive test which will be carried out in combination with your normal eye test to gain the best and most accurate picture of your overall eye health.

During the scan, you will take a seat and place your chin on the machine's chin rest. Our machine will then take numerous scans of your eye without ever touching it before ending with a flash.

 

The process itself is very quick and should take no longer than a few minutes.

After your scan, your Optometrist will then discuss your results with you.

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