Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
In our commitment to providing the highest level of eye care available, we were the first clinic in North Bay and (remain among the very few) to provide OCT as part of our comprehensive exam.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a cutting-edge technology that forms an essential component of our comprehensive exams. OCT is an analogous to ultrasound in that it forms 3D images of the eye; however, because the wavelength of light is much shorter than that of sound, OCT technology is capable of generating images of a much higher resolution.
The exceptional quality of the images allows disease processes, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, to be detected in their earliest stages. It is not uncommon for an OCT scan to reveal a pathological state that is otherwise undetectable.
Early detection and diagnosis is essential for the best possible management of eye diseases, which is why our clinic was one of the first to incorporate OCT scans as a routine component in in our comprehensive exams.