We recommend everyone has an advanced eye test using the latest in optical technology.
At Sarah Dineen Opticians, we can deliver hospital quality eyecare to detect sight-threatening eye conditions at their earliest with our OCT and Optomap scans as part of an advanced eye test.
We also offer regular private eye examinations and NHS appointments are available for those who are eligible.
Similar to how an ultrasound uses sound waves to scan the body, an OCT machine uses light waves to scan your eye and take an image of your retina. The image that’s created helps our optometrist to see what’s going on beneath the surface of your eye.
The picture details the layers that make up your retina at the back of the eye. The thickness of these layers can reveal a great amount about the health of your eye and detect serious eye conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
What Happens In An OCT Scan?
An OCT image is non-invasive and quick. You’ll be asked to rest your chin on the machine to keep your head steady and look into the camera. A small flash will appear just like the flash from a regular camera.
If you have any questions about your eye examination, an OCT scan at Sarah Dineen Opticians or would like to speak with a member of our team, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01457 868111.