Milton Keynes Specsavers is proud to announce they are able to offer new technology, previously only available in hospital Eye Units.
What is it?
Called OCT (optical coherence tomography), this eye health check is set to transform the industry’s evaluation of a customer’s overall eye health on our high streets and is being rolled out across all Specsavers stores this month.
What can OCT detect?
Some of the conditions that can be picked up earlier and monitored with an OCT test include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma. In some rarer cases, concerns relating to wider health issues like a brain tumour have been picked up thanks to the detailed scan.
How does OCT work?
The technology uses light to take more than 1,000 images of the back of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve. A layered image is then created to allow the optometrist to view the deeper structures of the eye enabling the detection of preventable, sight-threating conditions up to four years earlier than a standard eye test.
A word from the store director
Rajesh Shah, ophthalmic director, Specsavers Milton Keynes, added: ‘By using OCT technology we can store images of your eyes and then refer back to detect any subtle changes that can then be addressed.
‘To offer this technology to our customers in Milton Keynes in 2020 seems particularly poignant.’