Specsavers Hunstanton is proud to provide out of this world optical diagnostic technology that was – until a few years ago – only widely available in hospital eye departments.
Optical Coherence Tomography is an eye health check that evaluates your overall eye health, detecting and monitoring sight-threatening conditions earlier – available on Hunstanton’s high street.
The OCT technology is being rolled out across all Specsavers stores this month to help prevent the 50 per cent of sight loss that is avoidable.*
How does it work?
Hunstanton Ophthalmic director Sean Bray explained: ‘The OCT machine takes 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 in more detail than ever before.
‘From here, its future-gazing potential can then help us detect preventable, sight-threating conditions up to four years earlier than a standard eye test. We can also store the images and track any subtle changes. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes can all be diagnosed and monitored earlier than ever before.’
Out of this world
Testament to its credentials is the fact that astronauts have been known to use OCT technology to measure the effect of space travel on the eye.
*State of the Nation report, RNIB, Aug 2012