Taank Adds OCT Exam to Eye Care Services
As one of the leading Cambridge opticians, giving you the best eye care available is our reason for being. If you’ve had an eye exam recently, it’s likely you’ll have heard of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a non-invasive hospital grade technique that uses light waves to capture sharp, detailed 3D images of the back of your eye. This state of the art equipment enables us to take a detailed look at your optic nerve and the distinctive layers of the retina. Mapping and measuring the thickness of these layers helps us to give you an enhanced level of care and more accurate early stage detection of glaucoma and diseases of the retina, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
Do I need an OCT scan?
Your optician may suggest an OCT scan for various reasons. Even if your eyes are in tip top condition, it’s always useful to establish a baseline to which we can refer to for future examinations. Even the smallest changes can hint at eye health issues that are totally treatable with early diagnosis. It’s why we include OCT as part of your regular eye exam.
Which common eye conditions are diagnosed using OCT?
Optical Coherence Tomography is also used to diagnose disorders of the optic nerve and a host of early stage eye conditions, including:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Macular pucker
- Macular edema
- Macular hole
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Central serous retinopathy
- Vitreous traction
In addition, OCT is also used to monitor ongoing eye conditions, review suspected swelling of the retina, and to check the effectiveness of your current medication. However, since the equipment uses light waves, it’s unable to be harnesses for conditions that interfere with light passing through the eye, such as dense cataracts.
“We’re committed to giving our patients the very best clinical service and this state of the art technology allows us to provide the most precise and reassuring examination.”
Anjana Taank, Head Optometrist
If you’re due your annual eye exam and are looking for an optician that provides an OCT scan, please contact us to make your appointment today.
(Please note that OCT is included in our regular sight test fee, but there is a small supplementary cost of £40 for NHS patients.)