Until a few years ago, this type of optical technology was only available in hospitals. Now you can receive the same care on Epping High Street.

What is it?

This amazing technology is called OCT (optical coherence tomography). It takes 1,000 images of the back of your eye including the optic nerve and retina. The optometrist can then see a layered image of the eye in more detail than ever before.

Future gazing

Thanks to OCT, optometrists can detect sight-threatening conditions up to four years earlier than a standard eye test, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. 

Out of this world 

The innovation of OCT is so good that astronauts use OCT to measure the effect of space travel on the eye. 

Epping Specsavers part of a nationwide roll-out

Kevin Cameron, Specsavers Epping store director, said: ‘This is big news and we are proud to be part of a first nationwide rollout for the optical industry.

‘Our nationwide rollout of this innovation is “one big step for mankind” when it comes to accessing fantastic innovation and helping to preserve the nation’s eye health. To be able to bring this technology to our customers in Epping in the decade of 2020 feels extra poignant too.’

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