O.C.T Advanced Eye Examination (Soon)
O.C.T Advanced Eye Examination
What is O.C.T?
- Optical Coherence Tomography (O.C.T) will measure the eye, particularly the layers of the retina. The retina is the light sensitive area at the back of the eye, equivalent to film in a traditional camera.
- Three-dimensional O.C.T images allow optometrists to see problems within the eye that could not easily be identified before.
- This procedure was mainly used in research, but recent advances have brought it to the forefront of eye-care.
- Our new O.C.T system from Zeiss means that the latest advanced technology is available to protect your eyesight now and in the future
- The test is very simple, takes just a few seconds and is completely non-contact; there are no sudden puffs of air or light flashes. Any areas that may be unusual can then be measured; later repeat scans can be lined up with the original so that changes are measured.
What are the advantages of O.C.T?
- The retina can be damaged by glaucoma, diabetes, and age-related macular degeneration. This can lead to visual impairment or even blindness.
- O.C.T can pick up any problems at a much earlier stage, usually allowing you better treatment options and a better visual result.
Coming soon to Piccadilly Opticians Birmingham
- NHS patients can upgrade to have an O.C.T examination for only £35.
- Practiceplan members can upgrade their membership to include O.C.T from only £3 per month.