Optical Coherence Tomography Exams
Optical Coherence Tomography Exams in Edmonton
Optical coherence tomography, commonly known as OCT, is a diagnostic tool that allows an optometrist to evaluate the condition of your retinas and identify potential eye conditions. At Optometrists’ Clinic Inc., we use this state-of-the-art imaging technique in our modern eye clinics for patients in Edmonton, Westlock and Leduc. Contact us today to learn more about how OCT exams can benefit you.
What’s Optical Coherence Tomography?
Optical coherence tomography is a non-invasive imaging technology that provides high-resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. This revolutionary diagnostic tool employs light waves to capture detailed, three-dimensional images of the eye’s internal structures. At Optometrists’ Clinic Inc., we proudly offer OCT tests to enhance the precision of our eye examinations.
What Conditions Can an OCT Scan Detect?
An OCT test is instrumental in detecting a myriad of eye conditions, making it an indispensable tool in optometry. This advanced imaging technique aids in the early diagnosis and monitoring of conditions such as:
Abnormal blood vessels
Blood vessel blockage
By providing a detailed view of the layers of the retina, an OCT exam enables our optometrists to identify subtle changes that may signal the onset of these conditions.
OCT Exams in Edmonton, Westlock and Leduc
At Optometrists’ Clinic Inc., we prioritize your eye health, and our OCT exams are designed to provide valuable insights into your ocular well-being. Trust our skilled team to deliver top-notch optical coherence tomography services, ensuring your eyes receive the care they deserve.
Contact us today to schedule your OCT exam.
Who Should Get an OCT Exam?
After assessing your ocular health at an eye examination, your optometrist will determine whether an OCT is indicated for you. The most common use of OCT is to help diagnose or monitor glaucoma and macular degeneration. However, there are other conditions that your optometrist may choose to use an OCT to evaluate depending on your individual history, symptoms, and findings in your eye examination. If you’re experiencing any changes, such as blurred or distorted vision, or if you’ve been diagnosed with a condition that may affect your eyes, it’s a good idea to schedule an exam at Optometrists’ Clinic Inc.
What to Expect During an OCT Test
Getting an OCT scan at Optometrists’ Clinic Inc. is a quick and painless process. You’ll be comfortably seated with your chin resting on a support, and you’ll be asked to focus your eyes on a green point of light. The OCT machine will then scan your eyes and you may see a red line going across your field of vision. The scan will capture detailed images of your retina, allowing our experts to assess the health of your eyes. Your eye doctor will review the results with you and if they detect any abnormalities, they’ll discuss a comprehensive plan for further evaluation and treatment.