OCT and Optomap
The use of both OCT and Optomap are vital in our medical centre in Hailsham, for the early detection and treatment of eye problems.
Optomap Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging
Optomap technology takes your eye examination to a new level. By viewing over 80% of your retina, compared to just 15-20% achievable with traditional methods. The basic NHS examination is only funded to check 15-20% of the retina. The condition of the retina mirrors the health of the body. And it can indicate signs of other diseases such as Diabetes and Hypertension. Furthermore, an ultra-widefield scan of the retina can detect small holes or tears which otherwise can lead to full retinal detachment without treatment. This is why our eye care professionals strongly recommend an Optomap examination. The procedure is painless; there are no drops required, so you can drive afterwards. The results are instant.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
Our latest technology is the OCT scanner. This takes a 3D cross sectional scan of the different layers of the retina and optic nerve. It is similar to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or a Computer Aided Tomography (CAT) scan. By examining these underlying structures, we can see perhaps for the first time, what is going on under the retina. Also it is able to assess optic nerve health. We may pick up problems within your eye that could not be easily noticed before, even by you. This helps us with detection of a number of eye health issues at a much earlier stage. In particular Macula Degeneration and Glaucoma. This technology also allows us to monitor progression objectively.
Both OCT and Optomap are available within our Medical eye centre in Hailsham. Please call us on 01323 442062 to book your full sight test.
What our customers are saying
First time at this centre and very impressed with the professional and pleasant service by all the staff, especially Amanda who conducted my eye tests.
The premises are immaculate and fitted with the latest technology. Will definitely recommend!