OCT 3D Scan

Discover eye conditions several years early with an OCT 3D scan, which provides a detailed understanding of how healthy your eyes are. Read on to find out more about the benefits of OCT 3D scan.

How does the 3D scan work?

The OCT 3D scan works like an ultrasound. However, rather than using sound waves, it uses light waves to see the detailed layers of the retina. The retina is at the back of the eye. It converts light into images, which allows you to see.

The OCT machine takes over 1,000 images of your eye, from the retina to the optic nerve. This then creates a detailed 3D image, which lets us see your eye's structure.

Benefits of an OCT 3D scan

There are many benefits to having an OCT 3D scan. Just like regular retinal photography, it is non-invasive, completely painless procedure. It only takes just a few seconds and costs just £10 on top of your standard eye test.

The main benefit to having an OCT 3D scan is that it can diagnose eye conditions and diseases earlier than other eye examinations, including those with no symptoms.

The 3D images lets us see even subtle changes in your eyes, including the vitreous, retina, macula and the optic nerve. Many of the issues the OCT 3D scan detect form at the back of the eye.

You can find out more about conditions the 3D scan can identify below:

You can see our eye health page for more information on eye conditions and symptoms. If you are concerned about your eye health, you can talk to us in store, where we can give you a standard eye test or OCT.

The 3D scan is £10 on top of the cost of a standard eye test and available in 238 stores. To see if your local Vison Express offers an OCT scan, you can use the store list below.