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. The 3D scan costs just £10 on top of the cost of a standard eye test and is available in 229 stores, which you can see further down the page. Read on to find out more about the benefits of OCT 3D scan.

How does the OCT 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 eye test

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 let 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 normal eye test or an OCT scan.

To see if your local Vison Express offers an OCT scan, you can use the store list below.