Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical Coherence Tomography, Gonzales, LA
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that uses light waves to create highly detailed images of the retina—the thin, light-sensitive tissue located at the back of the eye. It works by shooting light into the back of your eye and measuring how it reflects off different structures inside your eyes. The information is then relayed to a computer which creates an image that gives doctors a better view of what’s going on beneath the surface.
OCT scans can be used to detect a wide range of conditions and eye diseases, often before symptoms appear. Since OCT provides incredibly detailed images of the retina, it enables eye doctors to track changes in the eyes over time and monitor the progression or regression of any ocular diseases.
During the test, you will sit in front of the OCT machine and rest your head on a support to keep it still. The test is safe, painless, and only takes 5-10 minutes to complete.
How are optical coherence tomography scans used?
An OCT scan can help your doctor diagnose a range of eye diseases and conditions, including:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Macular edema
- Retinal detachment, occlusions, or bleeding
- Macular hole
Your eye doctor may perform an OCT scan if you are at a higher risk of developing eye diseases or are over a certain age. If you have already been diagnosed with an eye disease, an OCT scan will help your doctor monitor the progression of the disease. Contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam and learn how OCT scans help you maintain good vision.
What is Myopia Control?
Various forms of myopia control help slow or stop the progression of myopia, preventing nearsightedness from getting worse. One form of myopia control treatment is available through MiSight® contacts, the first and only soft contact lenses that are FDA approved to slow the progression of myopia in children age 8-12 at the start of treatment. Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) means that the lenses have been tested over a long period and have met all the safety requirements established.
At Accent Vision Care, we are certified providers of MiSight®1 Day contact lenses. This form of myopia management is safe and proven to be effective. Kids ages 8-12 wearing MiSight® 1-day contact lenses experienced an average of 59 percent reduction of myopia progression when used over three years.²
Myopia Control in Gonzales
Interested in learning more about myopia management? Schedule an eye exam for your child at our Gonzales eye care center and let us know you want to learn more about myopia control and MiSight®1 Day for Myopia Control contact lenses. Our optometrists will examine your child’s eyes and present suitable next steps for their needs.