Specialized Testing: OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)

This is a relatively new technology used in optometry that allows us to examine the cellular layers of the retina (tissue of the back of the eye) and visualize them in extremely high detail. This helps the doctor to understand the health of the tissues inside your eye and document it for progression awareness. OCT testing can be done as routine testing, or may be done as specialized testing when indicated.

OCT testing may be performed as extra testing for those patients who:

  • Have macular degeneration, or are determined as having potential risk factors for it.
  • Who are taking certain medications (ex: Plaquenil, tamoxifen).
  • Who have certain retinal conditions or changes.
  • Who have vision loss.