OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is now available at eyeDOCS with the RTVue. The RTVue creates a cross-sectional image of specific structures in your eye allowing for a more thorough and detailed determination of your eye health.
The RTVue is completely painless and creates a high-resolution image of structures of your eye in seconds.
Your optometrist at eyeDOCS optometric clinics may use RTVue to help diagnose or monitor conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and diabetic eye disease. This is another important procedure in maintaining good eye health.
What is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)?
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
What happens during an OCT?
To prepare you for an optical coherence tomography (OCT) exam, your eyeDOCS optometrist will put dilating eye drops in your eyes in order to widen your pupil and make it easier to examine the retina. Once your eyes are dilated, you will be seated in front of the OCT machine and will rest your head on a support to keep it motionless. The equipment will then scan your eye without touching it. Afterwards, your eyes may be sensitive to light for several hours from being dilated.