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Introducing our latest optometry technology

Ian Donald Optometrist has been looking after the Manly community for decades, thanks to an expert team, leading facilities and the latest optometry technology.

Cutting-edge equipment helps optometrists get the best picture of your eye condition, and the most recent addition to the clinic is a highly advanced diagnostic tool – the Zeiss Cirrus 500 OCT.

OCT technology is crucial for the detection of eye health issues such as glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and diabetes retinopathy, giving adults and seniors the best chance of early treatment and long-term vision protection.

About OCT technology

Many eye health conditions progress without visible symptoms, so you may not be aware of what’s happening until the issue is picked up with an optometry test.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is diagnostic optometry technology that provides an advanced 3D scan of the back of the eye.

It can produce highly detailed pictures of the optic nerve, retina and macula, allowing for the highest possible accuracy in your eye test.

OCT technology helps your optometrist detect changes in the optic nerve and related eye health issues such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma, in the earliest possible stages. Early detection allows your optometrist to closely monitor the state of your eyes and develop a treatment plan as needed.

Simple, non-invasive OCT scans

OCT technology has several benefits for patients. While some people might think of OCT as something akin to an x-ray, it uses only light waves to produce cross-section imagery, so it’s completely non-invasive.

It’s also the only optometry technology that produces a multi-layered scan of the eye, so it provides a complete picture of every part of the eye and not just the surface layers.

The procedure takes just 10 to 15 minutes and simply involves sitting in front of the OCT machine with your head resting on a support. The Zeiss Cirrus 500 OCT automatically centres on the scan region and has a faster scan operation than previous models, providing highly accurate scans and minimising the need for rescans due to blinking or movement.

Detecting and treating eye health issues

The Ian Donald Optometrist team regularly treats adults and seniors for conditions detected via OCT, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Macular degeneration is a common vision ailment, affecting close to one in seven Australians over the age of 50. Given it usually does not cause complete blindness, most people affected can live independently, but may have trouble reading, driving, identifying faces or focusing on detailed work like sewing. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma similarly worsen your vision, but if left untreated, they may lead to blindness.

Each of these eye health issues can progress without any visible symptoms, which is why a regular eye examination – and early intervention – is crucial.

At Ian Donald Optometrist, we invest in technology to help us provide the highest quality clinical services for every adult, senior and child. Please contact us for your next appointment.

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