Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique for obtaining sub-surface images and uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. It works similarly to an ultrasound, however, provides images at a much higher resolution (better than 10 µm). OCT, therefore, captures images at near-microscopic resolution instantly direct imaging of tissue morphology without having ionizing radiation.
With the images captured by the OCT, the optometrist can map and measure the thickness of the retina as each layer can be seen discretely. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance. This examination of the layers can help isolate many eye conditions early such as a macular hole, macular edema, glaucoma, central serous and diabetic retinopathy among many others.
The patient is seated in front of the OCT machine and the machine non-invasively scans the eye.
A retinal scan using our latest OCT equipment is highly recommended to diagnose and treat any possible conditions early.
Optometrists use Visual Field Perimetry Testing Equipment to look for signs of peripheral vision loss in their patients.
To be part of the solution to the challenge posed by COVID-19 and as recommended by the College of Optometrists of Ontario, Clear Vision Eye Care will not be seeing patients for non-urgent exams until March 29th. We will remain closed except for providing urgent care to members of our Kitchener-Waterloo community. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow recommendations and guidelines provided by the College and the Province of Ontario as the situation continues to evolve. Our staff will contact you to reschedule your appointments.
We are committed to and focused on your health and well-being, and we recommend that all our patients follow the guidelines provided by the health officials to reduce physical social connections to prevent the transmission and spread of the virus.
In case you are experiencing a sudden change in your vision or other eye-related emergencies, please call us at 519-208-8668 and we will either schedule an urgent appointment or provide direction if you need to go to the hospital.
We thank you for your patience and support and hope that working together as one humanity, we can overcome this challenge.
Clear Vision Eye Care Team