OCT – making sure you really see it all
In 2017 Richard Hughes Opticians introduced OCT to the Knocknacarra practices. OCT is the most recent, state of the art, in modern EyeCare Tecchnology. It is an advanced scan of the back of the Eye for people of all ages.
Now for the technical bit – OCT uses light waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the Retina, the deeper layers of the back of the eye. Using the 3D camera we can image the deep retinal layers which up until now had not been able to be viewed.
The scan in quick, painless, non-invasive and simple. The results are available on the screen straight away for analysis. Your Optometrist will explain the results to you in a way that is easy to understand.
OCT is a fantastic tool in the early detection and diagnosis of common Eye problems such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetes and others. It is also instrumental in the monitoring of these and other diseases.
OCT is the most exciting development in community based practice for several years and we are so lucky to have it available in our practices. When booking your Eye Exam ask for OCT.
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