We are proud to be the first practice in the region of Tynedale to make the substantial investment to purchase an Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner, which means that you benefit from our vast experience of taking the images and analysing the results.
This revolutionary scanning device uses light waves to capture detailed 3D images of the layers that make up the back of your eye.
Our optometrists scrutinise the images in order to identify the earliest symptoms of common eye conditions such as age related macular degeneration and glaucoma. If necessary, they will refer you to an ophthalmologist for treatment and management.
Never before has it been possible to detect abnormalities within your eyes with such precision. Not only that, but the OCT scanner enables us to store a visual record of your eye history, so we can quickly spot changes to your eye health over time.
For many of our clients this technology has given them welcome reassurance that their eyes are in good health.