As opticians, we understand the importance of carrying out thorough and detailed eye examinations. After all, protecting vision and eye health is paramount. This relies heavily on using the latest technology including optical coherence tomography scans, which works in a similar way to ultrasound. These are 3D eye scans that use light to pick up the different layers of your eye, detailing the structures at the front and back. At the same time, OCT scans are able to capture a photograph of your eye and a cross sectional scan. We then use this information to assess for the presence of varying abnormalities.
How Do OCT Scans Work?
Though the technology behind optical coherence tomography scans is complex, the function they provide is a little bit easier to understand. OCT technology allows opticians to take photographs and scans of the inside of your eyes, highlighting any abnormalities and giving a good overview of general eye health. This allows us to record and compare any abnormalities at future eye examinations, seeing if they have progressed or worsened, and treat them as necessary. We combine optical coherence tomography scans with other eye examination techniques to ensure everything is done to prevent vision deterioration. Though we approach every eye examination on an individual basis, OCT scans are something that we recommend all patients have.
Who Should Have Optical Coherence Tomography Scans?
At Reynolds Opticians, we recommend optical coherence tomography scans to all of our patients. This is because optical coherence tomography scans can detect and record a wide range of abnormalities, giving us the opportunity to begin treatment as soon as possible. Though optical coherence tomography scans are beneficial to everyone – even if nothing is detected, the peace of mind of knowing this is hard to beat – we do recommend that some patients undergo a OCT scan more regularly. This includes those with a family history of glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, vitreous floaters and moderate short sightedness.
OCT Scans at Reynolds Opticians
If you are looking for a professional and experienced eye examination service, you have come to the right place. We provide a wide range of services, including OCT scans. To find out more about optical coherence tomography scans at Reynolds Opticians, get in touch with our helpful team. Contact us today on 01736 366239 or via the online contact form. We are always happy to help.