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On The Sea, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1RF

OCT (Optical coherence tomography)

This is a very specialised instrument which reveals more about your retina and optic nerve than usual. We tend to recommend OCT if you or a family member has glaucoma or macular degeneration (AMD) or if we see something unusual during your eye examination. The OCT is a painless scan which shows the retina in cross-section (sliced through) so the optometrist can see the retina’s layers and what lies underneath. Some eye disease is invisible with normal methods so the OCT is often used if your vision isn’t perfect but we can’t see anything wrong during the normal examination.

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Optomap

Optomap retinal exam, is an extraordinary way of examining the eye thoroughly without pain or discomfort. The Optomap image allows the optometrist to view 80% of the retina at once. Only a few optometrists have this equipment; more commonly optometrists have a ‘fundus camera’ which shows only about 15% of the retina at once. As well as providing an outstanding view of your eye health, sometimes the optometrist might be able to detect general health problems with the Optomap. What’s more, it provides an exact record of how the back of your eye looks, so in the future any change can be found by comparing the images to previous years. In this way, eye disease can be detected at an early stage, whilst it is easier to treat. We encourage all our patients to take advantage of this and have the Optomap retinal exam. Click here to learn more

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