Introducing 3D Retinal Scanning
3 reasons to protect the long term health of your eyes
At SW & C Jackson Opticians we have recently invested in state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment called Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT for short. The OCT retinal scan takes only a few minutes, is comfortable and harmless but is so advanced that in just a few seconds we can learn more about the current and future health of your eyes than ever before.
3 reasons why YOU should have an OCT retinal scan
- OCT is the newest and most advanced way of assessing the internal health and condition of your eyes allowing us to see the earliest and most subtle signs of eye disease that may otherwise be missed by more traditional methods of examination.
- Early detection of eye diseases such as age related macula degeneration (AMD) glaucoma and diabetic eye disease allows for earlier treatment and better outcome for your eye health and vision. OCT scanning can pick up early glaucomatous changes 9 years before visual field loss is detected.
- Uniquely, the OCT software will compare all future scans with your first scan to alert the optometrist to any potential changes in your eye health.
We are committed to providing the very best clinical care possible and have invested in this technology because we believe that your eyesight and peace of mind are important. This is hospital standard diagnostic technology available here locally at SW & C Jackson Opticians.
OCT retinal scanning can easily be incorporated into you routine eye examination but please allow 45 minutes for your appointment.
The small print. We are delighted to offer this service to all of our patients however the NHS funded sight test does not include it. We can still make it available to you however for a small professional fee of £40.00 so you can still benefit from the most advanced eyecare. Please quote “OCT” when you book your NHS funded sight test and we will upgrade your consultation to include the OCT retinal scan.