It’s extremely important to visit your optician regularly. That way, you can have your eye health monitored and rest assured you don’t have any potential problems.
An Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) is a specialist piece of equipment that is used to scan through the layers of the eye, including the parts that can’t be seen on a retinal photograph. The machine takes a series of snapshots of sections of your retina and other parts of the back of your eye. The images are then combined to create a 3D, cross sectional view of your eyeball so that your optician can examine it in great detail.
Because of the precision and the depth element of these OCT images, they help us to detect the earliest signs of some eye conditions.
Conditions that are more easily identified through the use of OCT imaging are:
- Age related macular degeneration
- Macular holes
- Vitreous detachment
- Diabetic Macular Oedema
At P J Brogan Opticians we recommend you incorporate OCT imaging into your regular eye examination, especially if you have a family history of any of the conditions listed above, or you are over 40 years of age.
OCT imaging is completely painless and perfectly suitable for all ages.