Unveiling the World of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Your Optometrist's Focus on Advanced Eye Health


In the ever-evolving eye care landscape, one term that often surfaces is Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT. But what does this intricate-sounding process involve, and why might your optometrist recommend it?

Let’s delve further and discuss how performing an OCT at your next eye test supports your vision needs.


Understanding OCT – A Window into Your Eye’s Health

Optical Coherence Tomography is a cutting-edge imaging technique that provides a detailed cross-section of your retina.

Think of it as a high-resolution MRI for your eyes. This non-invasive procedure employs light waves to capture precise images of the layers beneath the surface of your retina. An OCT can unveil early signs of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy—often before noticeable symptoms arise. Optometrists may suggest an OCT based on your initial eye test results, a family history of eye issues, or as part of a comprehensive GP eye-health report.


Your Next Optometrist Eye Test – Why Consider an OCT?

  • Early Detection and Prevention: By revealing potential issues early, an OCT empowers optometrists to proactively address emerging eye conditions, preventing them from escalating into serious problems. As the adage states, “To be forewarned is to be forearmed.” The detailed information an OCT can gather gives your eye care provider valuable information for future eye health prospects.
  • Personalised Care: In cases where family history or existing conditions may increase your risk of eye diseases, an OCT allows for tailored and precise eye health monitoring.


Unravelling the Cost – Your Investment in Clear Vision

While most eye test services are covered under the Medicare bulk-billing program, an OCT may incur additional out-of-pocket expenses. However, this investment in your eye health can be a game-changer. Many private Health Fund providers recognise the value of OCT scans, and some offer reimbursements to their members. Viewing this cost as a proactive measure, safeguarding your vision and well-being, peace of mind, and knowing that your vision is in safe hands brings a sense of value to your mind.

So what is the cost? Considering OCT services were once the domain of ophthalmology and specialist services (often costing hundreds of dollars), The Optical Superstore endeavours to keep costs to a minimum: $40.00 is the current pricing for this highly valuable service.


Rather affordable? We think so, too.


The Optical Superstore Advantage – Bringing Advanced Eye Care to Your Doorstep

With over 55 locations across Australia, The Optical Superstore works hard to deliver advanced eye care services, including OCT.

Many of our branches offer OCT services as part of our commitment to your eye health, ensuring that your independent optometrist working onsite can access these resources. Yearly eye testing is not just a routine; it’s an opportunity to stay ahead of potential issues and benefit from the latest advancements in eye care. Schedule your annual eye test with us and open a dialogue about your eye health journey.


The Power of a Routine Eye Test

  • Initiate the Conversation: Beyond offering advanced services like OCT, routine eye tests pave the way for a conversation around eye health. Engage with our optometrists, ask questions, and be an active participant in preserving your vision.
  • Your Eye Health Journey: Following the mantra of Super Service | Super Savings, we are not just here for quality prescription glasses at don’t blink twice prices; we are your partners in a journey towards optimal eye health.


Elevate Your Eye Care Experience with OCT

In the realm of eye care, the introduction of Optical Coherence Tomography marks a significant stride toward early detection and personalised eye health management. While it may come with a (small) cost, the investment is a proactive step toward preserving your vision.

At The Optical Superstore, we bring this advanced service to your doorstep, reinforcing our commitment to Super Service and Super Savings.

Schedule your annual eye test, embrace the dialogue about eye health, and embark on a journey of visual clarity. Your eyes will thank you for it!