Technology

We have invested heavily in some of the most advanced technology available in eye care.

In-fact, we are one of the very few practices in Wales that offers both Optomap Retinal Scanning and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). These very sophisticated techniques allow our optometrists to detect problems much earlier often before you have any symptoms.

Optomap® Retinal Scanning

The Optomap® is a revolutionary tool that helps us to detect eye and health problems earlier! Although the Optomap® is available in some larger hospital eye departments we are one of the very few practices in Wales to offer this potentially sight-saving technology.

Unlike normal retinal photographs, the Optomap® provides an ultra-wide retinal image displaying up to 80% of the retina compared to just 15% with more traditional techniques. Scans are taken quickly, are totally painless and do not require dilating eye drops.

We strongly recommend having an Optomap® scan during each eye examination.

The Optomap® is available to all NHS and private patients for an additional fee of £25.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a state-of-the-art imaging technique which provides highly detailed 3D images beneath the surface of the retina. It’s like an MRI for your eyes. This hospital grade equipment can help us in detecting eye problems much earlier than we could with traditional techniques.

 

Having a scan is safe, quick and painless and we can review the results instantly. If required we can share the scans with the hospital eye department so that we can ensure you receive the best possible care as soon as possible.

For the most comprehensive eye examination we recommend having an OCT scan. It is particularly relevant if you have a family history of eye disease.

OCT is currently available in our Carmarthen practice for an additional fee of £30.

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