Bell & Stenton have invested in a state of the art instrument called a 3D Optical Coherence Tomographer. It is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound OCT uses light rather than sound waves to image the different layers that make up the structures at the front and back of your eye. It produces images that are similar to an MRI scan.
Using the OCT we take both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting. This allows both instant and early diagnosis of a number of common ocular conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, vitreous detachments and macular holes.
The scan is non-invasive and painless, and only takes a few minutes. What’s more the software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test you have. This gives us an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.
There will be an additional charge of £30 for your OCT scan but the benefits are obvious, with the scans giving your optometrist more information than ever before on the health of your eye. Unfortunately this scan is only available to patients able to reach our upstairs consulting room.
Contact us today if you’d like to find out more information about our retinal photography service.