Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists  |  Nedlands & Innaloo, Perth
Nedlands 9386 8581   Innaloo 9446 1887

Let Us Look Deep into Your Eyes with Our Latest Technology, the OCT

10Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an exciting new technology that allows us to look deep into your eyes. The OCT is a fantastic piece of equipment that allows our Optometrists to diagnose conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, posterior vitreous detachments and retinal tears whilst they are in their early stages. In many cases, early detection and management can save vision that may have otherwise been lost.

How does the OCT work?

  • The OCT works by using a special wavelength of light to allow the machine to construct a 3D image of all the layers of the retina
  • This enables the detection of subtle changes and abnormalities
  • Also provides the Optometrist with a baseline so that they can detect any changes when your return for your annual eye checks

What conditions can be detected with the OCT?

The OCT is excellent at detecting

  1.  Glaucoma
  2.   Macular degeneration
  3.   Posterior Vitreous Detachments
  4. Retinal Tears
  5. Macular Oedema
  6. Epiretinal Membranes
  7. Macular Holes

What is involved in an OCT examination?

  • As the OCT scan is non-invasive, it is very quick and painless

Why Should I Ask for an OCT Scan?

  • If the Optometrists suspects that you have a condition at the back of the eye, they will often suggest that you have the OCT scan performed at the time of your consultation
  • As many eye conditions don’t produce symptoms during their early stages, its important to get your eyes checked even if you can still see clearly
  • By having a comprehensive eye examination and requesting an OCT examination at the time of your consultation, can help ensure that your eyes remain healthy and that any problems with your eyes are detected in a timely manner.

To inquire about the OCT scan or to book an appointment with Cooper and Lourie Family Optometrists you can call us at our Nedlands practice on (08) 93868581 or our Innaloo practice on (08) 94461887. We look forward to helping you with your eyes.