The Mayor of Stroud, Councillor Kevin Cranston, experienced the latest technology in eye testing when he visited Specsavers in Stroud.
Following an extensive refurbishment, Specsavers Stroud has invested in an OCT (optical coherence tomography) scan which can help detect treatable eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration sooner.
How does the OCT work?
The scan, which only takes a few seconds, allows an optician to look deeper into the eyes than ever before and it can help to detect glaucoma up to four years in advance. Given that nearly half of all sight loss is preventable, an OCT scan means conditions can be managed before they get worse and can help prevent potential sight loss.
An OCT scan is in addition to a normal eye test and can be requested when you book an appointment or when you arrive in store.
A word from the store director
‘We were delighted that the Mayor was able to come and see our new-look store and find out more about the OCT and our Enhanced Sight Test,’ says Stroud Specsavers store director, Riz Choonara. ‘The investment we have made in this machine gives our team the ability to detect and manage conditions, with a level of diagnostic capability which previously would have needed a hospital visit.’
Changes to the store
The addition of this new technology follows recent refurbishments to the store, which saw two new testing rooms added, one of which has been soundproofed for hearing tests. Customers can now also benefit from a contact lens teaching area and a dedicated pre-screening area, where the OCT machine is located.