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Seeing Beneath the Surface

Seeing Beneath the Surface

The health of your eyes matters to you and it matters to us too, which is why we have invested in a new state-of-the-art OCT 3D eye scanner. Very few Opticians in the North East can provide this service...

So, what is OCT and why have it?

OCT - Ocular Coherence Tomography is a new, completely painless and highly advanced screening system for people of all ages. Similar to Ultra-sound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different and complex layers that make up the back of your eye.

3D OCT screening detects potentially serious conditions that can affect your eyesight and your overall well-being at a very early stage. So you can enjoy peace of mind that comes from knowing that your eyes are in great condition.

The scientific stuff...

Using our state-of-the-art 3D OCT camera we will take both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting. This allows us to instantly detect a number of common conditions.

The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick. What’s more, the software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test you take. This gives you an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.

What can the scan check for?

Common conditions identified through regulare OCT screening include:
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular holes
  • Vitreous detachments
Most people having an OCT scan have it as part of their eye test.

To make your eye test appointment ring 0191 22 44 555 and mention you’d also like an OCT scan. 

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