Woman Having an OCT Scan Taken

Get a detailed view of your retina with an OCT Scan in Lancaster

What is an OCT Scan?

An OCT scan helps us to view the health of your eyes in greater detail, by allowing us to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the eye.


OCT works by sending infrared light into the eye and then analysing how that light returns. OCT is very safe and painless, it delivers minimal radiation (1/200th of what you get on an x-ray).

Imagine it like a cake – we can see the top of the cake and the icing using retinal photography (fundus camera), but OCT slices it in half and turns it on its side so we can see all the layers inside.

Our opticians can then map out and measure the thickness of these layers to get an even clearer idea of your eye health. OCT scan technology is also used for diagnosing and monitoring a variety of eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal tears.

Why should I have an OCT Scan at Welbourne Opticians?

Our OCT equipment produces high quality images allowing our optometrists to see detailed, slow motion video of the blood vessels, retina and optic nerve in your eyes. This technology has allowed us to show our patients what we can see under OCT and give them a better understanding of their eye problems as well as spotting any concerns even earlier.

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