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An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology.

Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.

With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionising early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.

An OCT scan is a non-invasive, painless test. It is performed in minutes.

At The Optical Factory & Hearing Clinic we believe vision care is an important part of overall health and wellbeing & should be available to everyone.

There is no additional charge for an OCT scan.

Get your advanced eye examination FREE of charge.


How Does OCT Work?

The OCT creates an image of your retina. It is able to do so through the use of light waves, which reflect and are then measured to form a cross-section view of your retina. When the waves bounce off the various surfaces, they tell the machine how far away each point is, which allows for an accurate 3D image to be depicted. Our opticians are able to “read” these images to determine any abnormalities in the eye.

When is an OCT scan used?

OCT scans are used for diagnosis, management or treatment of a variety of ocular conditions:

  • Macular edema
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular hole
  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Glaucoma
  • Drusen
  • Retinal occlusions or bleeding
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal pigment epithelium detachment
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Retinoschisis
  • Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • Optic disc edema
  • Optic nerve head drusen
  • Ganglion cell complex
  • Neovascularization

When should I have an OCT exam?

If you are over age 25, or at risk of developing ocular disease, your optometrist may recommend an OCT exam as part of your annual eye exam. Having regular OCT scans will enable your optometrist to compare the images from previous years to detect any abnormalities or thickening of retinal layers.

If you have been diagnosed with an ocular disease, an OCT scan will also provide the information needed to monitor treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns about your OCT exam, never hesitate to contact us

A deep look into the eyes makes all the difference.

Book your free OCT scan at our East Kilbride clinic. The earlier we recognise eye disease, the better the chances of treatment.

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