The OCT eye scanner is the only piece of equipment available that is capable of showing your Optometrist the individual layers below the retinal surface at the back your eye. This essential feature helps detect early changes in conditions which can affect your sight.

Mark Bushby Optometrists have been proud to offer our patients OCT examinations for over 5 years. Today OCT scanners remain a rare find outside of the hospital environment - so with their years of experience, you can trust our Optometrists to detect and identify issues that can affect your sight with the OCT.

Optical Coherence Tomograph (OCT) Macula Scan

OCT Macula Scan

A typical image of the layers of the eye, the dip in the middle is the fovea.

OCT enables the detection and monitoring of conditions which can affect your sight including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, wet and dry macular degeneration, glaucoma, and also several conditions which can affect your general health.

During your OCT appointment, Mr Bushby will give you a colour copy of your scan, explain about the various layers, identify any issues, compare your scan to previous examinations to detect changes, highlight if anything needs monitoring, and where appropriate will refer you to the hospital for further investigation.

The actual OCT scan is completely painless and only takes a few minutes to do, but we allocate twenty minutes of our Optometrists’ time to explain the results so you understand and get a real insight to the health of your eyes.

We believe that the OCT eye scanner is an essential part of today’s modern eye care and should form part of your personal eye examination whether your sight test is private or paid for by the NHS.

For patents who combine a sight test examination with an OCT appointment, please allow up to an hour on your parking.

Our Topcon 3D OCT has a dedicated Glaucoma module which helps in the monitoring and measurement of the structural changes felt to be associated with Glaucoma before any detectable visual field loss occurs.

The Glaucoma module compares the measurement of your retinal nerve fibre layer to what is considered normal for your age and ‘flags up’ where the natural loss of the cells is happening a little too fast. Early detection of this structural damage can allow for earlier treatment and although the damage is irreversible, early treatment has been shown to slow or delay any further damage.