Our OCT scanning equipment can see up to 80% more of the back of your eye than a standard eye examination

As you know, it’s really important to have your eyes examined regularly – ideally once every two years, or more frequently if you suffer from particular eye or health conditions. This is because the majority of eye conditions don’t have any obvious symptoms, making the onset of potential problems difficult to detect.

However, one of the very best ways to ensure your eyes are in great health is to have them examined using an OCT 3D laser scanner. This equipment, which is not widely available in optician's practices, takes high resolution 3D scans of the back of your eye – providing up to 80% more information than can be seen by your optometrist during a regular eye examination.

The OCT scanner combines all of the images it takes to create a high resolution 3D view of your eye. Helen is then able to examine the images in great detail, identifying even the smallest signs of problems or potential problems.  The data it provides is, of course, only as good as the clinician who interprets it.  Helen's great experience with OCT comes to the fore as she has reviewed well over 12,000 retinal scans to date.  We were an early adopter of OCT and have over five and a half years experience of its use and interpreting the results.  Helen and Steve have attended several seminars on the use of OCT at the  superbly equipped ZEISS Vision Institute in Birmingham. 

Early warning signs of health conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and even diabetes can be detected from retinal scans. Additionally, if you are over 40, have diabetes or a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration, you are strongly advised to have your eyes regularly examined using the OCT scanner.

AN OCT SCAN IS NOW A STANDARD PART OF A PRIVATE EYE EXAMINATION WITH HELEN TIPPETT - NO EXTRA FEE TO PAY.  NHS PATIENTS CAN UPGRADE TO AN OCT SCAN FOR ONLY £15.