Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Flint and Partners recently made the decision to invest heavily in state-of-the-art 3D OCT technology, which means that as from the end of October we can offer an extremely advanced eye health check for people of all ages.

Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) is quite different from digital eye photographs we currently offer since this only images the surface of the back of the eye. This scan sees under the retina to parts that cannot be seen by ordinary examination.

This diagnostic technique is very similar to Ultrasound. The OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye. Our highly trained Optometrists will also be able to capture a digital photograph of the surface of the eye to cross reference areas of concern.

The OCT scan is very quick to perform and is completely painless and non-invasive. Results are available instantaneously and it is a great way for patients to gain a better understanding of their eye condition. This is recommended for everyone over the age of 40, as it is the best way to detect problems at the macula, and to see them before they’ve started to affect someone’s vision.

The detailed images provided by the OCT scan are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy. We believe our patients will agree that we should use the best technology to help avoid sight loss.

There will be an additional charge for an OCT scan, but the benefits are clear and patients can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their eyes are in great condition.

We recommend OCT for anyone with:

  • Family history of glaucoma or AMD
  • Concerns about their vision
  • Vitreous detachment and related conditions
  • Diagnosed AMD, as a supplement to ophthalmological monitoring
  • Or who wants to have the best eye examination possible

Please feel free to discuss OCT with your Optometrist on your next visit

For many, many years I have been a regular visitor to Flint & Partners Optometrists. Throughout this time I have been totally satisfied with the advice and treatment I have received . Needless to say I would happily recommend Flint and Partners to anyone needing eye care or advice.

Ken Dutton

I recently visited Flint and Partners for my regular eye test and as always received wonderful care. I must commend your staff for their pleasant and helpful manner, it is always a pleasure to visit your practice.

Dorothy Mackie

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