The OCT Scan – Protecting Your Eyes in 2019
The complexity of the human body is astounding. When you consider what a single component, such as the eye, can achieve throughout the course of a day, it seems almost miraculous. Scientists and health professionals in the world endeavour to increase our understanding and provide more support for our amazing bodies through research and the development of equipment that can show us new levels of detail.
As our abilities and understanding progress, some technology filters down so that everyone can benefit from highly technical scans that have practical, everyday applications. One such development that we offer at Optikal Opticians, is the OCT scan.
What is an OCT scan?
The OCT eye scan is a piece of equipment that allows us to build a 3D picture of your eye. Although we have had access to detailed imaging equipment before, this scan shows us specific layers of the eye that are not normally visible using more traditional methods.
How does it work?
When you visit Optikal Opticians for an OCT scan, we’ll guide you through the whole process, from start to finish. You will first be asked to place your chin on a rest in front of a screen. And don’t worry, when the test begins, you won’t be able to feel a thing, as the procedure is completely non-intrusive, so we’ll make sure to tell you what is happening at each stage. Within a matter of seconds, the scan is complete, and we’ll have the data we need to check the health of the back of your eye.
What are the benefits?
OCT scans can pick up early signs of eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and problems related to aging. With early detection, Optikal Opticians can then offer you appropriate support, advice or treatment to slow down or prevent lasting damage to your eyes.
A regular OCT scan can offer you reassurance that your eyes are functioning at peak efficiency and will continue to do so for as long as possible.
Moving forward in 2019
When you are thinking about resolutions and goals in 2019, focus one or two on your eye health. Your spectacular body is the only one you have and senses like your sight, ensure life is full of experiences. Make booking an OCT scan with Optikal Opticians a priority this year and get in touch with us today.