Specsavers Castlebar have invested in hospital-quality equipment that can help detect treatable eye conditions sooner. The store has introduced an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner - acutting-edge piece of equipment that allows opticians to view the eye in more detail than ever before.


Optical Coherence Tomography Scans

It is all part of their commitment to providing their customers with access to the very latest optical technology, helping to detect a number of eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, sooner. OCT can also help to detect glaucoma up to four years in advance.


Specsavers are leading the way in terms of the advanced technology on offer in store. An OCT scan would have previously required a hospital visit, but now there really is no excuse to not keep on top of our eye health.


Viewing More of the Eye Than Before

Speaking about the state-of-the-art optical technology, store director Niamh O’Connell, comments: ‘This innovative technology gives our opticians the ability to enhance the offering for customers by identifying and helping to detect or manage conditions.


Niamh continues: OCT technology produces such a detailed picture of the structures in the eye that it allows us to identify signs of diseases years earlier than traditional methods. Given that 75% of vision impairment and blindness can be prevented, the sooner we can detect these conditions, the sooner we can help manage them or refer people for treatment.’


The OCT scan is non-contact and painless. A customer’s OCT images are also stored on file, so Specsavers optometrists can note any changes over time – a real benefit when monitoring someone’s overall eye health.


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