Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

A hospital quality scan that can be carried out in our Chorley practice using cutting edge technology to look more closely at your retina.


What does an OCT Scan do?


Many common eye diseases can creep up on you without any significant symptoms. So, even if your vision and eyes appear perfectly fine it is useful for optician to gain a full understanding of your overall health through additional tests.


In particular an OCT scan can help to detect eye conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopothy. Your optician may recommend an OCT scan at your eye examination to provide a Vaseline image.


An OCT scan can help your optician to see what’s going on beneath the surface of your eye providing a picture of the layers of your retina.


A step-by-step approach

Step 1 – Book an appointment with us

Step 2 – Our optometrist will scan your eyes using a state-of-the-art 3D OCT camera

Step 3 – The high resolution images are examined by the optometrist using specialist built-in analysis tools

Step 4 – The results are presented to you.

Step 5 – Any future scans can be compared with previous ones for comparative diagnosis

Call now to book an appointment – it’s never too early to start caring for your child’s eyes.
Tel. 01257 262351 (Chorley)
Tel. 01772 336548 (Bamber Bridge)