Oct Ocular Coherence Tomography And Retinal Screening

young boy having his eyes looked at by an optician

Kensington eye centre is now offering cutting edge technology to improve our understanding of your eyes and visual needs

Using a Topcon state-of-the-art 3D OCT camera, your optometrist will take both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting. OCT produces a 3D image of the layers of your retina, enabling us to detect and monitor any abnormalities and potentially sight-threatening problems much earlier, ensuring early referral for treatment.

The health of your eyes is important, which is why we are offering OCT to all our patients.

The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick. OCT uses light waves to illustrate the different layers of the back of the eye (retina). The software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test, giving an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.

young boy having his eyes tested

What can the scan check for?

Common conditions identified through regular OCT screening include:

Glaucoma screening is recommended annually.  Visual fields, intraocular pressures and eye health are all examined in a ‘glaucoma test’ or glaucoma screening.

The OCT scan can detect very early signs of glaucoma and therefore is used as an additional screening process for glaucoma, thus allowing  prompt treatment.

There is no pain or change in sight, but the back of the eye may be damaged.

For more information about OCT scans or to book an appointment please give our friendly team a call on 0207 937 8282 and they will be happy to help.

For more information on​ Oct Ocular Coherence Tomography And Retinal Screening
Feel free to contact us on 0207 937 8282 or book an appointment today.