What is an OCT anyway??

Hello Asheville! We have exciting news for you and the health of your eyes: we recently updated our technology and couldn’t wait to let you know!

The What: Optical Coherence Tomograghy (OCT) is an in-office instrument that generates high resolution, cross sectional and 3-dimensional images of the retina and optic nerve in the back of your eyes.

The Why: The retina and optic nerve are essential to our vision and the OCT gives crucial information in the early diagnosis and management of many ocular diseases, including, but not limited to, glaucoma and macular degeneration.  

The How: In only a few seconds, this painless and non-invasive technology can give us a high-resolution comprehensive analysis of the retinal and optic nerve health. It provides similar information to an MRI through different technology at a significantly reduced cost and convenience to our patients.

The When: Although we’ve had an older version of this technology available to our community of patients for over 8 years, we’ve recently upgraded our instrument from a technology called Time Domain to Spectral Domain resolution. Think of regular TV versus the a High Definition (HD) TV. We are now able to more comprehensively diagnose and manage conditions that may have an impact on your precious sense of sight.  

The Who: Our team is excited to provide this advanced service for our patients to live out our mission: to protect, preserve and enhance their precious eyesight.

We look forward to continuing to provide our patients with state-of-the-art care now and into the future!