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OCT Scan

OCT Scan

What is OCT Scan?

What is OCT? Ocular Coherence Tomography is an eye scan for people of all ages. OCT employs light instead of sound waves to visualize the various layers constituting the posterior part of the eye. This specific 3D OCT device simultaneously captures a digital image of the eye's surface, allowing for cross-referencing in areas of interest or concern.

The main advantage of this advanced machine is its capability to enable your optometrist to observe both the posterior section of your eye and a three-dimensional image that explores beyond the surface of the typical retinal image. This innovation simplifies the process of identifying the exact condition and location of any specific eye issue. Your optometrist can assess the images on a computer screen and identify areas of concern by digitally analysing the layers until they precisely identify the aspects requiring further investigation.

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Retinal imaging is the process of taking detailed pictures of the retina, the tissue at the back of the eye that helps us see.


These images help eye doctors check for any problems or diseases in the eye. It's an important tool for finding issues like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma early on, so they can be treated effectively

What is Retinal Imaging?

Retinal Imaging

Diabetic Screening

We are pleased to inform all our diabetic patients that the South Manchester Diabetic Screening services have now resumed and we have arranged for the local service to be returned to Alan Miller Optometrists.

Diabetic Screening

Is Colour The Right Solution

Eye examination

People who show signs of visual difficulty when reading should be referred for a full eye examination.

If symptoms of eye strain and/or visual stress are not helped by glasses, then an assessment of coloured overlays could be considered.


Overlay assessment

Our Optometrist can carry out an overlay assessment and may suggest that the patient try an overlay when reading for a few weeks, noting any improvements.


Colorimetry assessment

The Colorimetry assessment may result in precision tinted glasses being prescribed to the patient. The colour will be more specific to each individual's needs. This is more precise than the overlay assessment and very often a produces a different colour to the overlay. Using coloured lenses means any benefit is gained looking at screens and are therefore more convenient and more practical than overlays.

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