OCT Eye Tests Catch & Stop Eye Diseases In Their Tracks

More than a routine test. Prevent permanent damage.

Catch Eye Diseases Before Irreversible Damage Occurs

Did you know that glaucoma can occur without any symptoms? This makes visiting your optometrist increasingly more important as your eyes get older.

Unlike a simple vision screening or sight test, there are three specialised, technology-assisted eye tests that can save your vision from irreversible damage caused by eye diseases. An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) assessment, retinal imaging and a visual field test provides an Optometrist with an in-depth evaluation of your eyes health.  

These tests provide your local optometrist with a close-up look at your veins and arteries through your eyes — the only direct access point in your body that can be inspected without an incision.

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Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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Completely Noninvasive

OCT Tests Take Minutes

Nothing Touches Your Eye

No Side Effects

Catch Eye Diseases Before Irreversible Damage Occurs

Glaucoma Detection

Before OCT tests, glaucoma, a vision-stealing condition, was incredibly difficult to diagnose. Now, optometrists can identify the condition and suggest treatments prior to any vision loss — if caught early.

No Diabetic Guesswork

With ocular coherence tomography, Optometrists can verify if diabetic edema is present in a patient’s retina. Untreated retinal edema can cause vision loss and permanent damage to the retinal layers.

Catching Macular Degeneration

With an OCT eye test, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) can be caught early enough to prevent vision loss. Early intervention with supplements and medication can prolong clear vision for many years.

Retinal Imaging Detects Countless Eye Diseases

Diagnosing Diseases Early Prevents Irreversible Damage & Saves Vision


Elevated eye pressure can damage the optic nerve. This is a leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 60.


Retinal imaging can identify early indications of eye cancer including dark patches that could become a melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer.

High Blood Pressure

Excessive pressure changes how your retinal blood vessels work. Hypertension increases the risk of stroke if undiagnosed and untreated for months or years.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is potentially at risk for retinal damage that can lead to bleeding inside your eyes.

Macular Degeneration

An eye condition that occurs in people over 50, impacting the part of the retina called the macula. Macular damage results in blurred or reduced central vision.

Retinal Detachment

Early identification is crucial as this is a medical emergency that requires rapid treatment to prevent permanent vision loss.

A Visual Field Test Can Save Your Peripheral Vision

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