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. Our hospital quality 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.
An OCT scan helps us to view the health of your eyes in greater detail, by allowing us to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the eye.
The scan creates a cross-section view of your eye that shows us the layers and structures inside that wasn’t always possible to see with traditional examination techniques.
Think of a Victoria sponge – we can see the top of the cake and the icing, but the image produced from an OCT scan slices the cake in half and turns it on its side so we can see all the layers inside. Jam, sponge and buttercream or nerve fibre layer, pigment epithelium and choroid etc……..
We can then map out and measure the thickness of these layers to get a clear idea of your eye health.
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.
A healthy macula
Sub retinal fluid in wet macula degeneration
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 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.