Thanks to emerging technology we have been able to offer our valued customers an OCT scan for several years. Did you know that this hospital-quality scan can be carried out at our very own practice. Opticians can use cutting edge technology to look more closely at your retina.
OCT technology uses light waves to take images of your retina; similar to how an ultrasound scan uses sound waves. During an OCT scan, you will be asked to sit in front of a small machine with your chin placed on to a support. The machine scans your eyes without touching them, one at a time and is completely painless. By attending multiple OCT scans over the years your optician can notice subtle changes in the thickness of the layers. This can indicate early signs of eye conditions. With regular testing it is easier to diagnose, treat and manage conditions.
An OCT scan can help our optician see what’s going on beneath the surface of your eye, providing a picture of the layers of your retina. Many common eye diseases can creep up on you without significant symptoms. Even if you think your vision is ok, its useful for an optician to gain a full understanding of your overall eye health. In particular an OCT scan can help detect eye conditions like glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It is also advisable to have can OCT scan even if your eyes are healthy in order to provide a baseline image.
Get in contact with us to book an appointment for an OCT Scan today.
My son Harry was devastated when the school suggested he should have his eyes tested. After asking around we were recommended to Alan Tyler's. From start to finish the staff and opticians put him at ease and made the experience fun. He loves his glasses and now sees what he has been missing!!! A big thank you to all of your staff.
I knew there was something wrong with my vision. Thanks to the new OCT machine, the trained Alan Tyler optician was able to highlight the problem in an instant.
We would like to thank ALL the staff at Alan Tyler Opticians for the superb and attentive service that we received on our recent visit to your shop. We have as usual been treated to faultless advice and support. With the friendly manner and professionalism you extend to all your customers we would not hesitate to recommend your service to others.
A big thank you to all the staff at Alan Tylers. After years of wearing varifocals and having to put up with distorted and limited vision I finally the vision I have always wanted with the new Varilux lenses that was advised by the dispenser. They are perfect.
A professional but enjoyable experience. The test was thorough, and the options of frames etc to suit are good. Any problems after are quickly and efficiently resolved. The whole process was a pleasure.