Your Eye Test
During the eye test, you will be asked a number of questions which will help us determine whether there is a problem with the visual performance of your eyes.
We will assess the health of your eyes and determine whether a correction is required.
As well as ocular health, we will check for general health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can also be reflected in your eyes and detected during the examination.
Regular visits will enable us to pick up on these at their earliest stage.
Advanced Eye Screenings
We are pleased to be able to offer all of our patients the option to include an OCT scan during their eye examination.
What is OCT?
We are pleased to be able to offer all our patients the option to include an OCT scan during their eye examination.
Similar to ultrasound, OCT is a non-invasive technique which uses light waves to investigate the different layers that make up the back of the eye.
Ocular Coherence Tomography is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages and is used to monitor the ongoing health of your eye and enables early detection of conditions within the eye that might otherwise not be seen, including:
· Age-related macular degeneration
· Diabetic retinopathy
· Optic nerve disorders.
What happens during an OCT?
When confirming your appointment, you will be given the choice of an OCT scan as an additional extra during your sight test.
If you choose to have an OCT exam, the whole experience is quick and painless, lasting only a few minutes.
Our optometrist will talk through the results of the scan with you. The results stay on record, allowing us to closely monitor any changes to the health of your eye and recommend any further action if needed.