While all of us keep up-to-date with the technological developments in computing, gaming or mobile telephony and various other electronic gadgets, most of us are unaware of the technological development in medical sciences, at least until we have benefited from them.
Being a part of the Leightons Opticians team, I recently got to know more about one of the latest technology in eye care, and would like to take this opportunity to introduce it to those few of you who might be interested.
We recently introduced Optical Coherence Tomography at some of the Leightons Opticians branches, and are proud to be able to provide advanced eye examination to our customers.
During an eye examination, an optometrist routinely studies the interior of your eyes to look for any sign of abnormalities, in many instances; the health of your eyes can begin to deteriorate before you notice your vision suffering, with the installation of the latest “Nidek RS-3000 Optical Coherence Tomographers at the Leightons Opticians branches, we are now able to image the very back of your eye, including the retinal layers, enabling us to study your eyes in incredible detail from the surface of your retina right down to the underlying surfaces, not visible by any other means.
The OCT instruments use the most advanced technology to detect abnormalities at an incredibly early stage. The OCT screening, as it is called, helps us to check for all kinds of eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinography, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Detachments and much more. The images generated by the OCT screening are stored on your file so when you see us again for your next appointment, the images from the latest screening can be compared with the images generated in past to see if anything has changed or deteriorated.
As sophisticated an examination as this may sound, the OCT examination is completely non invasive & painless as nothing touches your eye at all. The examination lasts for only a few seconds, after which the images generated are examined by an optometrist.
The benefits of this technology are many and the information available through the OCT screening can prove to be invaluable in identifying abnormalities with eyes at a much early stage.