- Iconic Opticians - OCT scan

What's an OCT scan?

The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans the different layers of the back of the eye through 3D scanning technology. This allows us to examine the structure of the retina and the optic nerve in much greater detail compared to traditional retinal photography which only captures a simple picture of the retina. 

Why have an OCT scan? 

It can diagnose an array of eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, vitreous detachments and age-related macular degeneration.

Having an OCT scan at the same time as your routine eye test can help identify any symptoms and potential eye complications at an early stage. 

As these images will be securely saved in your patient records, it also allows us to monitor your eye health overtime and proactively spot any changes.

What to expect? 

The scan only takes a few minutes! You will be asked to put your chin on the rest of the OCT machine and to look at a light. The technology uses a laser light source and is totally non-invasive and pain/discomfort free. The scans are analysed by specialised clinical diagnostic software and are interpreted at by our optometrist, who will explain these to you and advise on any treatment or referral.

How to book your OCT scan?

You may request an OCT scan alongside your routine eye examination.

You can book your eye test online or by giving us a call on 01752 415490 (Plymouth), 01752 404544 (Plymstock) or 01822 611119 (Tavistock).

If your previous eye test was done by another optician, we kindly request you to bring in a copy of your prescription if possible.

How much extra does it cost?