OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)

The health of your eyes matters to you and it matters to us to, which is why Kathryn Anthony Opticians decided to be the first Opticians in Bath to invest in this state of the art technology last year.

What is OCT?

OCT – Ocular Coherence Tomography – is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages.  Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye.  It allows us to ‘ see below the surface’.

This state of the art equipment takes both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting.  This allows us to instantly diagnose a number of conditions.  The scan is non-invasive, painless, quick and simple.

What’s more the software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every test you take, which gives you an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes. 

This highly advanced screening system checks for potentially serious conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, age related macula degeneration, vitreous detachments and more.

There may be an additional charge for the OCT scan, but the benefits are obvious.  So you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your eyes are in great condition.

Ask today when you book your appointment to include the scan or discuss it with your optometrist first.  OCT screening will safeguard your eye health.