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An Ocular Coherence Tomography scan or oct scan for short captures a highly detailed 3D image of the back of the eye.

This oct scan is a more accurate process than the conventional fundus camera used in most optometric practices in Scotland and until recently oct scans were mostly carried out at hospital eye departments.

An oct scan is a simple and pain-free procedure which produces a 3D image with significantly higher resolution than other optical imaging technology.

OCT allows eye conditions to be more easily identified, conditions such as:

– ​Age-related macular degeneration:

A common condition that affects the middle part of your eye and vision.

– ​Diabetic retinopathy:

A complication of diabetes that affects the eye.


A condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.

Retinal detachment:-

When the retina, which is a thin layer at the back of the eye becomes loose.

All of the above conditions can be serious and lead to sight loss if not detected and treated efficiently.

Oct scans are not part of the free NHS eye examination in Scotland however at Specsdirect2u we do not charge for this extra test.

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We are now open for emergency and essential Eyecare appointments but not routine eye examinations. If you are encountering any visual problems or indeed have lost or broken your current glasses please call our practices to discuss.
Cambuslang: 0141 641 7249
Dennistoun: 0141 554 8886
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