Protect your Future: Book your 4D Eye-Health Check (OCT Scan) Today
What is the 4D Eye-Health Check?
The 4D Eye-Health Check is much more than your standard sight test. It uses a high-tech OCT Scan of your eyes to look for very early signs of retinal disease.
Why should I have a 4D Eye-Health Check?
Perfect vision does not mean healthy eyes – It is easy to forget about your eye health when you have perfect vision. You may be unaware of a disease in your eye until you begin having vision problems – this can often mean that significant, possibly irreversible, damage to your eye has already occurred.
Early detection and rapid referral for treatment are key to saving sight – One in two cases of sight loss can be avoided through early detection and receiving the right treatment at the right time.
The most accurate way of monitoring for changes – We will keep a record of all your check-ups and be able to compare past scans of your eye with current ones to look for any changes which might affect your vision.
A truly 4-dimensional eye health check – offering you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your eyes are healthy and that your optometrist will see the smallest change before you do.
Common conditions that the 4D Eye-Health Check can detect:
- Glaucoma is a hereditary disease that is often called ‘the thief of sight’, one in two patients with glaucoma don’t know they have the disease.
- You can be unaware that you have it until the disease has reached an advanced, and irreversible, stage as your brain compensates for the blind spots in your vision by filling in the gaps. Unfortunately, this can result in either ‘seeing things’ that are not really there or missing the things that are.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- One in two cases of serious sight loss is caused by AMD. AMD can rob you of your central sight. Once this is affected many simple activities like driving, watching TV and even recognising faces become impossible.
- One in two patients with diabetes are unaware they have the disease. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause sight loss. Early detection and treatment can reduce the chance of sight loss for 9 out of 10 patients with diabetic retinopathy.
What should I expect from my 4D Eye-Health Check?
You will simply sit at the instrument and we will scan your eye using a light beam. The scan only takes a few seconds and you can blink normally. You will suffer no discomfort and the camera will not touch your eye.
After the examination, your vision will not be impaired. If your optometrist does not need to use drops to dilate your pupil for the purposes of the examination, you can drive as usual.
What other examinations may be required?
The 4D Eye-Health Check via OCT Scan may not be the only examination required to assess the health of your eye. Your optometrist will be able to explain to you exactly what examinations you need and what they involve.
You can find out more information about the Eye Health Check on the SPECTRALIS Eye Health Check website – www.spectralis-eyehealthcheck.co.uk