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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

To provide you with the most comprehensive eye health testing available today, we have invested in the gold standard of OCT technology, the Carl Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT.

Our OCT is a sophisticated scanning system that produces highly detailed 3D images of the internal structures of your eyes. OCT could be compared to MRI or an ultrasound of the eye and it allows our Optometrists to view the deepest layers of your eyes, not visible with other testing equipment.

How does it work?

It only takes a few seconds for a specialized laser camera to capture the data required.  No part of the machine actually touches your eye, so it is completely painless.  Once the images are transferred to your digital health record, the Optometrist will take a few minutes to review the information on screen and then discuss their findings with you.  

Your OCT scans will be stored for future reference and will be used to compare and monitor changes over time.  We can also transfer the data to your Ophthalmologist where appropriate.

How will you benefit?

It is natural for your eyes to change as you age.  OCT means we can often identify eye health problems before you experience any noticeable symptoms.  

This cutting edge technology allows us to more accurately identify and treat eye disease and conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and optic nerve damage. As these conditions can cause vision impairment and even blindness, early detection and management can help to safeguard your vision into the future. 

Who should have it?

If you are over the age of 40, have a family history of eye conditions or have experienced symptoms associated with glaucoma or macular degeneration, an OCT scan is essential in providing the best eye care possible.  

We recommend that OCT be part of every regular eye health examination and more frequently depending on your eye health status. Considering it provides earlier diagnosis against very devastating diseases, we believe it is well worth it. The cost of OCT will be discussed with you beforehand.  It is not currently covered by Medicare.