Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Detection of Glaucoma
Introducing a new glaucoma check to keep your eyesight in the best possible shape. We have invested in a New diagnostic system proven to detect early signs of Glaucoma – In fact years ahead of previous testing methods. The Zeiss Cirrus OCT can detect very earliest signs of vision loss. It is fast painless and for a limited time Free.
This test is highly recommended for everyone over 40 years of age.
We are offering this test FREE in combination with a standard consultation until 31 December 2015!
Book today and mention the Glaucoma Check to receive this offer on 02 9872 1555 or book online here
Who should have it?
If you are over the age of 40 or have a family history of eye conditions or have experienced symptoms associated with glaucoma or macular degeneration, an OCT scan is essential in providing the best eye care possible.
We recommend that OCT be part of every regular eye health examination and more frequently depending on your eye health status. Considering it provides earlier diagnosis against very devastating diseases, we believe it is well worth it. The cost of OCT will be discussed with you beforehand. It is not currently covered by Medicare. Although it will be free for our patients until 31st Dec 2015!
To provide you with the most comprehensive eye health testing available today, we have invested in the gold standard of OCT technology, the Carl Zeiss Cirrus 500HD-OCT.
Our OCT is a sophisticated scanning system that produces highly detailed 3D images of the internal structures of your eyes. OCT could be compared to MRI or an ultrasound of the eye and it allows our Optometrists to view the deepest layers of your eyes, not visible with other testing equipment.
How does it work?
It only takes a few seconds for a specialised laser camera to capture the data required. No part of the machine actually touches your eye, so it is completely painless. Once the images are transferred to your digital health record, the Optometrist will take a few minutes to review the information on screen and then discuss their findings with you.
Your OCT scans will be stored for future reference and will be used to compare and monitor changes over time. We can also transfer the data to your Ophthalmologist where appropriate.
How will you benefit?
It is natural for your eyes to change as you age. OCT means we can often identify eye health problems before you experience any noticeable symptoms.
This cutting edge technology allows us to more accurately identify and treat eye disease and conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and optic nerve damage. As these conditions can cause vision impairment and even blindness, early detection and management can help to safeguard your vision into the future.