Eye Examination with Advanced Equipment

We offer two of the most powerful eye health scans available to eye specialists– the 3D Ocular Coherence Tomographer (OCT) and the Optomap Ultrawide scan.

Your retina (located at the back of the eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina. Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain.

Similar in principle to a dental X-rays, OCT and Optomap scans look deeply into the eye to provide a detailed and permanent record of your eye health.

With Eyeplan (our eyecare scheme) the scans are included in the monthly fee. Learn about Eyeplan HERE

Optomap at Airedale Opticians

The benefits of having an Optomap Ultra-Widefield retinal image taken are:

  • Optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
  • Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
  • The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams.
  • Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.

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3D OCT at Airedale Opticians

The 3D OCT scan (Optical Coherence Tomography) allows our optometrists to view and record the health of your eyes in greatest microscopic detail possible. It allows us to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the eye!
The OCT scan is able to detect sight-threatening eye conditions, such as glaucoma, years before traditional eye examination equipment.
Choosing Airedale Opticians for your Eye Examinations:
  • We allocate extra time during your appointment, giving our optometrist time to analyse the information – and discuss the results with you in plain english.
  • We have been offering OCT scans since 2011 (the first in the Bradford and Airedale area!) – giving our optometrists great experience interpreting the detail that it provides.
  • This allows us to detect serious eye conditions from even the smallest signs much earlier.
  • We securely store your scans and our technology allows us to compare your scans at each visit – providing peace of mind that your eye health is being monitored.

This hospital grade technology allows our optometrists to identify, diagnose, monitor and if needed,  refer promptly for  treatment with much more certainty. The local hospitals often refer patients to Airedale Opticians due to our expertise with using OCT technology.

What the Optomap and OCT scans detect

Optomap and OCT scans can be used for diagnosis, management or treatment of a variety of ocular conditions:

Most eye conditions can be monitored with the scans. To find out more please call the practice or request your eye examination and scans online.
There is a charge for the Optomap and OCT scans.
Our Eyeplan Scheme includes the scans as part of your eye examination at no extra cost! (where needed). Learn more about Eyeplan here.