We recommend an OCT Eye Scan as part of your eye examination

OCT Eye Scan

At Rayleigh Vision Centre, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible eye care, which is why we offer the cutting-edge OCT-3D Eye Scanner as part of our services. This state-of-the-art technology enables us to detect eye diseases at the earliest stages, ensuring prompt and effective treatment. The scanning process is completely painless, quick, and is included in our ADVANCED eye examination for all our patients.

Our 3D OCT eye scanner utilises low-powered light to scan the back of your eye. Unlike a regular eye examination where only the top layer of your retina is visible to the optometrist, the 3D OCT scan allows for a comprehensive view of the deeper layers of retinal tissues. It is within these deeper layers that the initial signs of conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, and macular holes can be detected. By enabling early detection, the 3D OCT scan facilitates earlier treatment for these conditions when appropriate. It is important to note that the 3D OCT scan is suitable for individuals of any age if recommended by your optometrist.

Experience the advantages of our advanced 3D OCT eye scanner, allowing us to safeguard your eye health by identifying potential issues in their earliest stages.

Glaucoma Detection & Monitoring

At Rayleigh Vision Centre, we utilise the OCT scan to provide enhanced detection capabilities for glaucoma, surpassing standard glaucoma checks such as visual fields and pressure measurements. By measuring the thickness of the nerve fibre layers, this advanced scan allows us to identify the damaging effects of glaucoma at an earlier stage. Additionally, the OCT scan is highly beneficial for monitoring the progression of glaucoma in patients who have already been diagnosed with the condition.

Glaucoma is a manageable condition, and early diagnosis is crucial in preserving your vision. That’s why we strongly recommend this test for all our patients over the age of 40. It’s important to note that having a family history of eye problems is not a prerequisite for developing glaucoma. In its early stages, glaucoma does not cause pain or affect your vision, so it’s essential not to assume that everything is fine solely based on how your eyes feel.

Take proactive steps to safeguard your vision by opting for the OCT scan, as it enables early detection of glaucoma, providing you with the opportunity for timely intervention and treatment.

Macular Degeneration

As we age, we may encounter various health issues, including those that affect our vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that, until recently, posed significant challenges for the elderly, impacting their ability to read, drive, and recognize the faces of their loved ones.

Fortunately, our state-of-the-art OCT technology allows us to detect AMD at an early stage, before significant vision loss occurs. Combined with innovative drugs, we can effectively halt the progression of AMD.

Through a digital 3D retinal image of the macula, we obtain a permanent record that can be compared to images from previous and future visits. This enables us to easily identify subtle changes in the macula, which may be difficult to detect through written descriptions alone. A picture provides a highly detailed and comprehensive record. As a result, we strongly recommend an OCT Scan for all patients at risk of macular degeneration.

With the aid of our OCT technology, we can proactively monitor and manage AMD, preserving your vision and allowing you to continue enjoying the visual experiences that bring joy to your life.

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My first visit to this opticians and I'd highly recommend. First class service and hi-tech equipment. Professional and kind.
Gill Jones
Gill Jones
13:04 30 Oct 21
Super people, very sensitive to your needs. Great service nothing to much trouble.Highly recommend.
Michael Potter
Michael Potter
15:42 14 May 21
Saved my bacon today by repairing my glasses for me at short notice. The ladies there were so helpful and kind. Thank you. Darren
Amanda Weston
Amanda Weston
16:21 01 Aug 20
Been going there about 3 years now, friendly staff. Very accommodating. Always get a good service
Daniel Barber
Daniel Barber
07:49 25 Feb 19
I lost my glasses on the train last night! Called Rayleigh Vision this morning, had an appointment today and they have sorted me out with glasses to take away today! Can't beat their friendly and helpful service. Can't fault them. Thank you to the Rayleigh Vision Team.
Sharon Reynolds
Sharon Reynolds
17:22 19 Nov 16