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We are excited to introduce our latest addition, the new multi-purpose REVO FC. 

A versatile device that combines high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) with true colour Fundus imaging to save time and space.

 

WHAT DOES AN OCT SCAN DO?

Many common eye diseases can sneak up on you with no obvious symptoms. Even if your vision and eyes appear to be fine, it is beneficial for the optometrist to gain a complete understanding of your overall eye health through additional tests.

An OCT scan, in particular, can aid in the detection of eye conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Even if your eyes are healthy, the optometrist may recommend that you have an OCT scan to provide a baseline image.

An OCT scan can help the optometrist see what's going on beneath the surface of your eye by providing a picture of the layers of your retina. The layers can then be mapped out and the thickness measured by the optometrist. The optic nerve head is also visible at the back of your eye, an OCT scan can also evaluate any optic nerve disorders.

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HOW DOES AN OCT SCAN WORK?

OCT technology, like ultrasound scanning, uses light waves to capture images of your retina. You will be asked to sit in front of a small machine with your chin resting on a support during an OCT scan. Without touching your eye, the instrument can scan it.

The scan is performed on both eyes, one at a time. It is absolutely painless; you may be momentarily dazzled by the flash of light produced by the machine, as if you had your picture taken, but this will immediately fade.

The optometrist can detect tiny changes in the thickness of the layers by attending periodic OCT scans over the years. This can reveal early indicators of eye diseases, making diagnosis, treatment, and management much easier.

 

HOW CAN I BOOK AN OCT SCAN?

OCT scans are normally indicated for anyone over the age of 25, or if they are at a higher risk of acquiring eye disorders such as glaucoma.

You can schedule an OCT scan with us online, by emailing us at info@guys-opticians.co.uk, or by contacting us at 0161 445 4723.