Specsavers in Arnold has invested in 3D scanning technology which allows optometrists to view the eye in more detail than ever before.
The store’s new Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine is used to screen for and manage conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
The technology uses a laser light source to produce a structural scan of the eye, including parts not normally visible using traditional eye testing techniques. The results are similar to that of an ultrasound or MRI scan, in that it creates multiple scan slice images that are built up to form a total view.
A word from the store director
‘We are always investing in the latest technology so that we can offer the best possible service for our customers,’ says Specsavers store director, Vineet Nehra. ‘We’re delighted to be able to offer OCT scans.
‘The scans allow us to detect subtle changes in the eye over time, making it possible to identify problems earlier. The sooner we can detect eye conditions, the sooner we can help manage them or refer people for treatment.’