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Eye health technology has progressed in leaps and bounds over the last decade, with one of the most significant innovations being Optomap® Widefield Retinal Imaging. Here at Jarvis Optometrist, we’re proud to be leading the way in offering customers the very best in eyecare, so we can catch the earliest signs of disease or damage before they can do any further harm to your eyes. That’s why we are the first practice in Scotland to offer the Nikon Optos system, which brings not one but two advances in imaging technology to our customers — combined OCT and widefield scanning.

Earlier this Spring, local MSP Shona Robison came along to visit our practice and see just how powerful our new Nikon Optos Monaco imaging system is. So, how does it work? Let’s start with OCT scanning.

What is an OCT scan?

An OCT scan is a quick, painless and non-invasive way to image the retina, at the back of your eye. Not only does this eye scan image the surface of your retina but the layers within it, creating a comprehensive 3D image

This allows us to detect a range of eye diseases that cause blindness, including vitreous detachments, macular holes and age-related macular degeneration.

OCT scanning has been routinely used at Jarvis Optometrist since 2008. The Optos Monaco system incorporates both OCT scanning and widefield retinal imaging, also known as an Optomap scan.

What is an Optomap scan?

An Optomap scan allows us to capture a digital image of up to 82% or 200⁰ of the surface of your retina in less than half a second. As with the OCT scan, this is a quick, painless and non-invasive process.

By getting the bigger picture when it comes to your retina, we can detect eye disease early so you can get treatment as soon as possible.

With both OCT and Optomap imaging, we can keep a record of your scans to better monitor your eye health at each and every appointment you have with us.

How to access to Optomap imaging

We were chosen as a dedicated Emergency Eye Care Centre in Tayside during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this period it was a valuable piece of equipment, allowing us to reduce patient contact time whilst carrying out thorough emergency eye care examinations. If you have an eye emergency or would like to find out more about this advanced eye scan, please do get in touch with Jarvis Optometrist in Dundee.