3D OCT Screening

Seeing beneath the surface is essential for the health of your eyes.

OCT screening is included in our private eye examinations

OCT is standard in all our private eye examinations NHS £25 fee 

OCT been available at Openshaw Opticians since 2014








Stay Ahead of Eye Problems


Do you have a family history of glaucoma, macular degeneration, or similar problem with your eyes? Are you currently suffering for an ongoing issue? Or, do you just want to take the very best care of your eyes, to keep on top of your eye health, and make sure that if anything unexpected should arise, we can catch and treat it as early as possible?
If so, our OCT Scan is for you. The OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Scan gives an incredibly in-depth view of eye health, scanning and mapping the inside of your eye comfortably and non-invasively. It’s key in enabling the early detection and diagnosis of certain eye conditions, and in monitoring and treating ongoing conditions over time as effectively as possible.
The scan itself is simple and painless, and checks for potentially serious eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous detachments and more.



What is 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 reveal the many layers that make up the back of the eye. This particular 3D OCT unit captures a digital photograph of the inner surface of the eye at the same time, so that areas of concern identified by the scan, can be cross referenced with the classic view of the back of the eye that your optometrist sees.



In other words, if you are looking at an iced cake before it has been sliced, you don’t know if it contains jam, cream or chocolate layers; equally if it’s lumpy or smooth. With this unique NON-INVASIVE technology your optometrist is able to see both the surface of the back of your eye (the top of the cake) and a three-dimensional image of the layers that are beneath the surface.



Never before has it been easier to locate and identify eye conditions that affect the layers below the surface. Your optometrist can then review the images on a PC screen and pinpoint areas of concern.

Using this machine, your optometrist can more confidently diagnose, manage or refer you to an eye doctor for further treatment, should this be required. For the majority of patients, OCT provides significant reassurance that the deeper layers of their eye are healthy.




Thriving to provide the best eye care, Openshaw Opticians can now provide this state-of-the-art diagnostic tool with your eye test, if you so desire. There may be an additional charge for the OCT scan, but the benefits are obvious; you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your eyes are in great condition.


Make sure that when booking your next eye test, you ask about an OCT scan.


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