Why Everyone Should Book an OCT Scan

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your eyes looks like?

It’s a great irony that the very things we use to see with have always been the most invisible. But that’s all changing thanks to revolutionary Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology.

OCT machines sit at the cutting-edge of optical capability, enabling you to look deep into the incredible mechanisms that create vision. Here at Hodd Barnes and Dickins we pride ourselves on offering one of the most comprehensive eye tests in London, and we are 100% committed to providing our customers with the latest optical technology available.

Which is why we had to invest in a state-of-the-art OCT scanner.

OCT scanner - HBD London

A groundbreaking 3D OCT screening machine

Our OCT eye scan in London is a highly advanced screening that enables us to capture unprecedentedly detailed 3D images of the back of your eye. Unlike basic retinal scanners, this groundbreaking piece of diagnostic equipment works by using light waves to identify the different layers within your eye and build comprehensive cross-sectional images below the retina’s surface.

So how can we use these images to improve your eye health?

Firstly, an OCT scan gives us a uniquely comprehensive view into the state of your eyes. Every tiny detail is exposed, so we can spot any abnormalities such as floaters, retinal damage or the earliest signs of common eye conditions. Our expert team of optometrists can analyse the images on a computer, and digitally examine each layer to identify any issues that may require further investigation.

This is particularly useful, as eye conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration often don’t exhibit tangible symptoms until it’s too late. Our 3D OCT screening allows us to spot areas for concern and recommend treatment before they cause further damage your vision. And it’s not just your eyes we can monitor; an OCT scan can also give us an indication that you might be suffering from other serious health issues such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis.

Secondly, your eyes are completely unique to you, and regular 3D OCT screening enables us to build a thorough picture of your visual health over the years. So if you have a family history of, for example, macular degeneration, we’re able to compare past scans and keep an eye out for the slightest signs of the condition as your vision matures.

Our OCT eye scan in London is at the forefront of optical technology, and we’re proud to be able to offer our patients such an outstanding clinical service. Never before have we been able to provide you with such peace of mind when it comes to your eye health. Now, we can use our OCT scan to detect the earliest symptoms of developing eye conditions and we hope to use this amazing technology to save the sight of many of our patients in the future.

If you’re interested in booking a 3D OCT screening, or are interested in finding out more about our OCT eye scan in London, either book online here or give us a call on 020 7831 0032.