An Advanced OCT Eye Test Option in Harrow, Middlesex
Allow our skilled optometrists to check for a range of eye conditions in a stress-free, non-invasive procedure. Based in Harrow, Middlesex, our team carry out an OCT test that takes less than a minute. This eye test detects a number of key eye conditions, including glaucoma and diabetic eye changes. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and this test is a quick way to detect a number of conditions. Choose our opticians for a stress-free service.
What is OCT?
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is an advanced, three-dimensional scan of the eye for people of all ages. Working in a similar way to ultrasound, the test uses light waves rather than sound waves. This lets our skilled team illustrate the different layers that make up both the front and back of the eyes.
The OCT gives us a view of your eyes on a microscopic level. It allows us to see under the surface of your eyes, allowing them to view structures and sections of the eye that would otherwise be invisible. Our instruments also use fundus photography at the same time. This digitally captures an image of the retina in conjunction with the scan. Our team then document the presence of any disorders and monitor their change over time. It’s a quick and easy process. Nothing comes into contact with the eye, and it is completely pain-free. All you have to do is look at a target, and the scan takes less than a minute. It’s just like getting a photograph taken.
By utilising OCT scanning, we can now detect a number of key eye conditions, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye changes during a routine eye examination. These conditions can often be detected earlier than would be possible without these images, thus allowing you better treatment options and better visual outcome.