• 14 Northgate Street, Ipswich, IP1 3DB
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OCT and Retinal Photography

Optical Coherance Tomography

We pride ourselves at providing the very best level of eye care, and have enhanced our ability to do this by investing in an OCT.

We are now able to take an image of the back of your eyes, including the retinal layers, enabling us to study your eyes in greater detail from the surface of your retina right down to the underlying surfaces, not visible by any other means.

An OCT scan is a quick, painless, non-invasive imaging test, comparable to an ultrasound for the eyes, which uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina.  It produces 3D images of all the layers of the retina. This enables us to carry out a far more detailed examination than was previously possible.

This 3D digital image of all the layers of the retina can be magnified, measured and enhanced to reveal disease otherwise difficult to detect with standard instrumentation, and give us a greater understanding of your eye health.

OCT scans can be the earliest way to detect common eye conditions such as Glaucoma, Retinopathy and Age Related Macular Degeneration.  Many eye diseases are easier to treat and lead to less sight loss when detected and diagnosed early.

Our optometrist can explain what the scans reveal to you and we keep the images on record so we can track any changes that may occur when you visit us again.

We believe that this technology benefits all adult patients and is available for a supplementary fee at your routine eye exam.  Ask for more details at your next visit.