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OCT & Retinal Imaging

Using OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and Retinal Imaging

Options Optometrists is primarily a clinical practice and with that in mind, we only use the latest technology to help us in your diagnosis and treatment plan.

What is an OCT?

Optical Coherence Tomography is a state of the art technology that provides us with a detailed, cross-sectional view of the retina to allow us to see the individual layers of your eye which cannot be seen by conventional scanning. Think of it as an ultrasound for your eye that allows for the early detection and management of various eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

Why get an OCT?

  • It is quick and painless
  • It allows us to see the hidden layers of your retina that a conventional photograph cannot see.
  • We can identify and manage eye conditions at an early stage.
  • We can then tailor your treatment strategies with precise information.
  • We create a baseline and monitor any sub-surface changes over time

What is Retinal Photography?

Retinal Photography, or fundus photography, involves capturing high-resolution, detailed images of the back of your eye – focusing on the retina, optic nerve and underlying blood vessels. It is a crucial tool for monitoring the overall health of your eyes and detecting changes over time.

Why have a retinal photo?

  • Maintain a visual history of your eye health.
  • Spot signs of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and more through your eyes.
  • Monitor changes and anomalies in your eye health over time.


Is OCT or Retinal Photography Uncomfortable?
Absolutely not! Both tests are non-invasive and cause no discomfort.

How Long Do The Tests Take?
Typically, each test takes just a few minutes and provides instant insights into your eye health.

Do I Need to Prepare in Any Way?
No special preparations are needed. Just come as you are!

Is my OCT bulk billed?
Medicare does not cover an OCT. There is a small gap payment of $59.

Contact us today for an appointment at your local Options Optometrists.

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