Advanced Eye Imaging
The Advanced Eye Imaging appointment is part of our Private Eye Examination or available for a supplementary fee for NHS Sight Test patients.
We use two state of the art devices to view and analyse the retina (the important back surface of the eye that interprets the world):
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT uses light ‘like an ultrasound’ to image what is going on underneath the retina and optic nerve. This is important because that is where earliest key changes of such conditions as macular degeneration and glaucoma can occur. Earlier detection of such conditions allow better treatment and the best chance of avoiding damage to your vision.
The Optomap is a wide field scanning laser ophthalmoscope that allows a view of the far periphery of the retina. This is invaluable in detecting defects such as retinal tears and detachments.
Don’t forget that optometrists aren’t just qualified for vision problems. Whether you have a red eye or symptoms of itchiness or pain to the eye, your optometrist is well placed to manage and often treat these conditions.
Important: : If you have a sudden change in vision or an acute problem with your eye and need to be seen soon, please see our MECS page for details. Alternatively, the Oxford Eye Hospital eye emergency number is: 01865 234567.
Common conditions that we look for in an eye examination: