Retinal and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scans
At Earlam and Christopher we use some of the highest tech equipment available to see what many other optometrists don’t.
This is because we have consistently invested in technology that will help us predict and protect our patients’ eyes. The two scanning devices we use compliment each other and allow us to diagnose and monitor eye conditions very accurately. They also allow us to recommend treatment at much earlier stages than would otherwise be possible.
Optos Daytona Peripheral Retinal Scan ...
- Show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- Have a view of nearly the entire retina, giving us a more comprehensive view than any other method.
- Have a permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images over time and look for changes.
The Optomap produces an image that is unique and provides us with a high-resolution 200° image to check the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image and means that we can detect problems quickly.
Some of the first signs of diseases such as stroke, diabetes and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have other symptoms. An optomap makes it easier to see them.
Yes. In fact, many vision problems begin in early childhood, so it’s important for children to receive quality routine eye care.
The optomap is a panoramic digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology. It is the only technology that can show a wide 82% view of your retina.
The ultra-widefield optomap may help us detect problems more quickly and easily. Unlike traditional retinal exams, the optomap image can be saved for future comparisons.
Optomap images are created by non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers. No adverse health effects have been reported in over 50 million sessions.
No. It is completely comfortable and the scan takes less than a second.
This is a decision that should be made by your optometrist. However, it is generally recommended that you have an optomap each time you have an eye exam.
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, or ‘OCT’…
Optical Coherence Tomography is effectively ‘optical ultrasound’, imaging reflections from within tissue to provide cross-sectional 3D images of your eyes.
Find Problems Years in Advance
We were the first practice in the entire South West to have invested in the latest 3D Triton Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Taunton. We are now very pleased to also welcome OCT technology in our Langport practice.
Our state of the art OCT takes 3D cross sectional scans of the retina in the back of your eyes. With this baseline we can look for changes over time and as with the optomap retinal scanner we can diagnose a large number of common conditions using this equipment, often years in advance.
It is completely painless and quick.
We store all the images captured on our secure computer system so that each time you visit us we are able to refer back to previous images and make vital comparisons which will help us manage your eye care.