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retinal imaging technology

Retinal Imaging

As part of our commitment to provide you with the very highest standard of eyecare we are able to carry out retinal imaging as part of your eye examination. There are two types of retinal imaging that we offer.


These are:

Why include retinal imaging in an eye exam?

The most important part of the eye examination is to check the health of your eyes and to detect any potential eye conditions that may be present (e.g. Glaucoma, Cataract, and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - to name a few). 


Our optometrists will always take the time to show and explain the scans to you as this will give you a better understanding of your eyes and their health.

The scans taken are stored securely and can be viewed whenever necessary. This enables our optometrists to compare your eyes from one visit to the next, allowing even the most subtle of changes to be detected as early as possible.

Digital retinal photograhpy

What is it?


Our state-of-the-art digital retinal cameras are used to capture digital photographs of the retina (i.e. the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye). This is one of the most accurate and advanced ways of screening for many different retinal conditions as it allows us to inspect the retina in far more detail than has previously been possible with conventional methods.


This means that the detection of such retinal conditions as Glaucoma and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) as well as systemic conditions such as Diabetes and Hypertension can be made easier and earlier, thus limiting any unnecessary loss of vision.

Digital Retinal Photography results
retinal image scan
Retinal photo

Optical coherence tomography

What is it?


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a form of retinal imaging that has become much more commonplace within community optometric practice and in doing so has revolutionised the way in which optometrists working within the community assess the health of the retina.

In OCT, waves of light are used to create a high-resolution cross-sectional scan of the retina. Each individual layer of the retina can be distinguished and measured, aiding in the diagnosis and monitoring of many retinal conditions. It can also be used in some cases to scan and provide more information about the front of the eye.

OCT scan showing macula
OCT scanning

Here at Weygang Opticians, we can provide OCT at our Hucclecote and Abbeymead practices.


However, the need for OCT usually depends on whether the optometrist has observed anything unusual that would warrant further investigation by OCT. This is why it is generally the case that the optometrist will advise you whether OCT is necessary, would be beneficial or otherwise.

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