An OCT scan allows the optometrist to assess the eye health in greater detail. It gives a 3D scan of areas such as the macula and the optic nerve and is a great tool to help monitor for early changes in such diseases as macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Regular eye examinations are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the digital retinal exam as an important part of our eye tests. The digital retinal imaging produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.