OCT

Introduction

Here at Jane Smellie Opticians we believe that our primary role is to look after the health of your eyes. The fee for our advanced eye examination reflects the extended time our optometrists require to carry out the comprehensive procedures involved and our investment in the latest technology. We are committed to the NHS but are determined that our patients’ choice of eye care is not restricted by the restraints of the NHS. Our team of experienced, highly qualified and friendly staff is on hand to provide you with tailor made advice on the wide range of optical products we offer.

Jane Smellie Opticians was the first practice to bring digital retinal photography to Whitchurch. In our view this is a vital part of every eye examination but has now been superseded by OCT.

OCT is Optical Coherence Tomography - OCT instruments represent the future. They also represent a new standard of care for diagnosis and management of patients with retinal disorders. This is the next generation in imaging the internal structures of the eye. The OCT is a special scanner that produces a three dimensional image of the inside of the eye. The unique way in which the image is formed means that for the first time we can actually see the layers beneath the surface of the retina. This is of high importance in determining the precise diagnosis of visual problems and to help us discuss the treatment options for patients.

Many Hospital eye departments are yet to invest in an OCT and therefore we can use the OCT scans and our expertise to aid them in their patient care.

What You Can Expect From Our Advanced Eye Examination