The Advanced Eye Examination with OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography
We recommend an Advanced Eye Examination with OCT because seeing beneath the surface enables us to more accurately monitor the health of your eyes.
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
At Lynne Fernandes Optometrists, we aim to give you the best possible eye care and the highest levels of considered advice and choice. That is why we have invested in OCT technology to take revolutionary scans of your eyes, similar to an MRI scan for the rest of your body.
Like ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye. We also capture a three-dimensional cross-sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting. This allows us to instantly diagnose a number of conditions. The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick.
Furthermore, the software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every scan. This gives you an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.
Common conditions identified through regular Advanced Eye Examinations include
1. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
4. Macular Holes
5. Posterior Vitreous Detachments (PVD)
An Advanced Eye Examination is only
We recommend an Advanced Eye Examination with OCT as it offers significant benefits:
- More detail about your overall eye health
- The earlier detection of changes to your eye health
- We will show you instantly the 3D scans of the back of your eye.
An Advanced Eye Examination takes around 45 minutes:
15-20 minutes with a member of our team obtaining a detailed visual field, OCT scans and retinal images
25-30 minutes with our optometrist for
- Detailed questions to learn more about you, your health, your visual needs and your lifestyle
- Assessing your level of vision and obtaining an accurate prescription based on your visual needs
- Assessing whether your eyes work together well as a pair and addressing anything arising
- An in depth eye health examination
Goldmann tonometry to accurately measure the pressure in your eyes
- Analysis of scans and visual fields
- Discussion, advice and recommendations for eye health, glasses and EyeSense bespoke plan if appropriate