The health of your eyes matters to you and it matters to us very much too - which is why we have invested in a fantastic new piece of equipment, giving us the opportunity to offer Optical Coherence Tomography to all of our patients.
This is a completely painless procedure using an imaging system that generates a 3D scan of the retina, optic disc area and even can be used to scan the anterior eye. In the same way that x-rays of your teeth let the dentist see what is going on beneath the surface, this is what the OCT scan allows us to do. This enables us to detect problems so much earlier than we could otherwise have done and is totally revolutionising eye care in the UK.
The charge for the OCT scan is £32.50, giving you a 20 minute appointment which can either be at the same time as your eye examination, or later as a separate consultation.
The scan takes approximately 2-3 minutes to take, followed by my explanation of the findings with my patient and of course answering any questions. Unfortunately the cost of this procedure is not covered by the GOS/ NHS eye examination fee.