Our OCT scanner has now been with us since mid-summer and has been invaluable in detecting eye disease and monitoring our patient’s ocular health. It has already detected early macula issues in 2 patients resulting in emergency referrals that would not have been detected by conventional methods until they had become significantly worse. Earlier this week I attended the Topcon National OCT Conference in Manchester as part of my ongoing training and development in this field. I learned a lot and it was great to chat with other fellow professionals who have embraced this technology and see it, as I do, as the future for primary care optometry.