Advanced Retinal Scanning now available

June 22, 2023

Introducing OCT Scans: Taking Eye Care to the Next Level at Wallace Opticians

We're absolutely thrilled to announce a new offering at Wallace Opticians that will drastically enhance the quality and scope of our eye care services. Located in the heart of Whitburn, Central Scotland, we are now offering Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans as an integral part of our advanced eye examinations.

At Wallace Opticians, we believe in continually investing in the latest eye care technology to provide our patients with the highest standard of care. An OCT scan, not typically covered by the NHS sight test fee, is an innovative eye imaging technique that allows us to take a detailed look at the health of your eyes.

OCT scan of the retina, macula and optic nerve
OCT - like an MRI for your eye

What is an OCT scan?

An OCT scan is a non-invasive, advanced imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section images of your retina, the transparent light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. This state-of-the-art tool provides us with incredibly detailed, 3D images of your eye, helping us to identify any early signs of eye conditions that might not be detectable using traditional eye tests.

While an OCT scan is not compulsory, we strongly recommend it. Why, you might ask? Because it allows us to evaluate the different layers of the retina and the optic nerve for any signs of damage or disease. It can help detect eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy at an early stage, potentially before you've noticed any symptoms.

The scan is quick, painless, and straightforward, with results available immediately, giving you instant peace of mind or swift action for treatment if needed.

Anterior OCT Scan image
OCT scan of the front of the eye, measuring the drainage angle

Investing in Your Eye Health

This advanced eye care service is available at a private charge of just £25, representing a significant investment in your ocular health. We firmly believe that the early detection and diagnosis provided by OCT scans are invaluable in protecting your vision long-term.

At Wallace Opticians, we've always stressed that eye health is about more than just vision correction. It's about using the most up-to-date tools and techniques to thoroughly understand the health of your eyes and provide you with the best possible care.

Providing the Best Eye Care in Whitburn

We know that the prospect of new technology can be overwhelming for some. But rest assured, our friendly, professional team is here to answer any questions and to ensure you understand the benefits and processes associated with an OCT scan.

In our quest to provide the best eye care services in Whitburn, we've introduced OCT scans as a testament to our commitment to maintaining and improving your eye health. They are completely optional, so if you would rather have a free NHS test, this is still absolutely possible. We promise to do the best job we can regardless of your choice.

At Wallace Opticians, your vision is our priority. We invite you to book an appointment for an advanced eye examination with OCT scan and discover the difference it can make in your eye care journey.

Stay tuned to our website for more information on our services, and feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule your next appointment. Our mission, as always, is to provide you with the best possible care right here in Whitburn, Central Scotland.

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