3D OCT Screening

Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT for short, is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to create a detailed, 3D image of your eye. It’s similar to an ultrasound, but instead of sound waves, we use light waves.

During the test, you’ll be asked to place your chin on a rest and look at a target. A special camera will then take pictures of your eye, and the computer will create a high-resolution image of the layers of your retina. This can help us detect and diagnose a variety of eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

The OCT test is quick and painless, and there are no side effects. You don’t need to do anything special to prepare for the test, and you can go back to your normal activities immediately after the test is over.

An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scanner, as used by Rook & Thomas
An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scanner, as used by Rook & Thomas

Typical reports produced using an OCT scanner

OCT report for a Glaucoma scan, at Rook & Thomas Opticians
Results of a Glaucoma scan. Glaucoma is a disease which damages the optic nerve, usually caused by an increase in fluid pressure in the eye. Patients are often unaware of this condition until it is too late.
OCT report for a Macula scan, at Rook & Thomas Opticians
Results of a Macula scan. The Macula is in central area of your retina and is responsible for most of your visual clarity.