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What is an OCT Eye Scan and how does it work?

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) provides a detailed insight into ocular health, offering a deeper understanding compared to standard digital retinal photography. While traditional methods focus on surface examination, OCT scans provide intricate 3D images of internal eye structures, including the retina, the blood vessel, the optic nerve fibres and disc, the cornea and all of its layers. These cross-sectional views facilitate early detection of significant issues and helps us monitor various eye conditions, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more. Similar to ultrasound, OCT employs light waves instead of sound waves to visualise all layers of eye structures even its blood vessels. By capturing over 1,000 images of the eye, from the retina to the optic nerve, OCT generates precise 3D representations, enhancing our ability to assess ocular structures.

Benefits of OCT Eye Examination

The OCT 3D scan is quick, painless, and non-invasive, much like conventional retinal photography. Its primary advantage lies in its ability to diagnose eye conditions before symptoms arise, enabling early intervention. The detailed images reveal subtle changes in ocular health, aiding in the detection of conditions such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Aged Macular Degeneration
  • Detached Retina
  • Macular Hole
  • Diabetes
  • Optic Nerve Inflammation
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • General Ocular Health and Wellness
  • Cornea Disease

Exclusive Wellness Scan Reports

Glaucoma Wellness Report

Optic Disc Analysis

Disc Combo Report

This report helps improve glaucoma diagnosis and treatment by taking one comprehensive scan. It shows detail of structures like optic nerve head details, nerve fibre layers RNFL and GCC thickness, compared to a database of healthy people, and even looks at the blood vessels around the optic nerve. This kind of scan supports wellness by giving a detailed picture for better eye health.

Glaucoma Wellness Report

Retina Wellness Report

This report promotes wellness by delivering pristine images of retinal structures, offering unprecedented views of the vitreous and choroid(blood vessel layer of retina).

This enables confident diagnosis and management of retinal pathologies, even in highly shortsighted patients, contributing to overall ocular health. With a single scan, all necessary images and data for comprehensive retinal analysis are generated, optimising efficiency and quickly providing clinical data to support wellness initiatives.

Anterior Segment Wellness Report

Optimal Vision's wellness reports for anterior part of the eye offers breathtaking views of the entire front part of the eye, from the cornea's front surface and superficial cells to the lens's front surface. With a comprehensive anterior segment package, the system enhances wellness by addressing a wide array of potential eye issues like eye angle evaluation for eye pressure or post laser eye surgery evaluations.

Blood Vessels And Diabetic Wellness Report

Our technology allow us to evaluate blood vessel flow without the use of complicated angiography with require injecting dye into blood vessels, this novel technology uses no dye nor injection but capable of looking at blood vessel structures and its competency by OCTA technology, providing early detection of blood vessel disease like diabetic retinopathy, artery or vein occlusions and other ocular conditions, allowing for timely intervention and management to preserve vision and overall eye health

Meibomiam Gland / Eye Lid Wellness Scan Reports

Our advanced scanning technology enables detailed imaging of the meibomian glands and eyelids, facilitating early detection of conditions such as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and blepharitis.

By offering comprehensive assessments of these vital structures, Optimal Vision contributes to overall ocular wellness to offer personalised treatment plans and helping individuals maintain healthy tear film and ocular surface function.

Should You Consider an 3D OCT Wellness Scan?

We recommend individuals aged 18 and above to undergo wellness OCT scanning, especially those concerned about eye health or with a family history of eye diseases. Even for individuals with healthy eyes, OCT provides a baseline for monitoring changes over time, facilitating early detection and management of potential issues and as baseline for future comparison. Regular OCT scans during eye examinations enhance our ability to track ocular health progression, ensuring timely intervention when needed. 

The Wellness Exam and report is state-of-the-art technology that allows our doctors to see beneath the surface of your eyes with user friendly simple scanning technology, where signs of disease may first appear. Traditional eye exams or eye scans do not provide this level of detail and depth.

Did you know?

  • Sight-threatening eye diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages.
  • State-of-the-art technology can help your doctor see early signs of these diseases.
  • Early detection and treatment of eye disease may reduce your risk of vision loss or impairment.

Regular OCT Wellness Exams can help your doctor detect common eye diseases. As part of your pre-exam testing, our technician will perform the Wellness Exam which your doctor will review with you during your examination.

Why Choose Optimal Vision for Your OCT Scan?

At Optimal Vision, we prioritise your eye health and strive to provide the highest quality care possible. When you choose us for your 3D OCT scan, you can expect:

Expertise: Our experienced team of eye care professionals includes skilled optometrists and ophthalmologists who are trained in the latest diagnostic techniques, including OCT imaging.

State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilise cutting-edge OCT technology to ensure precise and accurate results, allowing for early detection and intervention of eye diseases.

Personalised Care: We understand that each patient is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your individual needs. Your OCT scan will be performed with care and attention to detail, and we'll take the time to explain the results and answer any questions you may have.

Comprehensive Eye Care: In addition to OCT scans, we offer a full range of eye care services, including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, vision therapy, and more. Whatever your eye care needs may be, we're here to help you achieve optimal vision and eye health.

Why Choose Optimal Vision for Your OCT Scan?

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