Imagine if you could capture mind-blowingly detailed 3D eye scans of the insides of your eyes, could monitor the tiniest changes to your visual health over your lifetime, and could halt the onset of vision threatening eye conditions before they even show symptoms.

It may sound like a futuristic prospect, but thanks to our Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner, we’re able to do just that.

This highly advanced technology captures incredibly detailed images of the insides of your eyes, using light waves to detect the different layers and build up a comprehensive cross-section deep beneath the surface of your retina.  These images allow us to monitor for the slightest changes, so we can identify and treat the earliest signs of vision-threatening conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, or even more general health problems such as diabetic retinopathy and multiple sclerosis.  In this way, McGraths Opticians is able to use OCT eye scans to offer you one of the most comprehensive eye examinations in the world.

3D eye scans give our optometrists astounding insight into your visual health, and can be analysed layer by layer to reveal the tiniest structural abnormalities and highlight anomalous features including floaters, retinal damage or the first symptoms of more serious eye conditions.

Many conditions display no outwardly tangible symptoms until it’s too late.  So if you have a family history of specific eye diseases it is doubly important to monitor for the earliest symptoms and build up a visual timeline of your eyes’ development over the years.  If our optometrists do identify any areas for concern, they can recommend suitable treatment options before your vision sustains further damage.

So if you would like to book an OCT eye scan, you can arrange an appointment either online or by giving us a call on 0131 225 7029.