What is OCT Scanning?
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a complex technology used to scan and measure the eye, particularly the layers of the retina. Now the standard of excellent care in optical practices, the OCT scan uses light waves instead of sound waves, similar to an ultrasound, to illuminate the retina and provide a 3D image. This allows the practitioner to see, sometimes for the first time, problems with the eye that could not be seen easily before.
What happens when I have a scan?
The test is very simple, requiring you to simply place your chin and look inside the machine. It is non-contact and takes just a few seconds with no sudden puffs of air or light flashes. Any parts that are unusual can be measured, repeated at a later time and compared to previous scans to track progress with latest Zeiss technology.
What can be seen with OCT?
The retina can be damaged by many common diseases including Glaucoma, Diabetes and Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Damage to the retina can result in decreased visual acuity or even blindness.