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We Use OCT Imaging to Detect Many Eye Diseases Much Sooner Compared to Conventional Testing.

The Latest In Optical Imaging

As technology advances, new and exciting tools emerge that allow your Vision Care Centre Optometrist to better understand your eyes. Digital retinal imaging has helped track, prevent, and treat hundreds of millions of pairs of eyes.

The newest addition to the diagnostic optical imaging toolbox is the Optical Coherence Tomography scanner, or OCT scanner.

What Is Optical Coherence Tomography, And How Does It Work?

An OCT scanner works by taking a rapid series of images at different light levels that penetrate to different levels of the retina. Completely non-invasive, the scan gives an Optometrist an interactive, 3 dimensional model of your retina, macular region, and optic nerve.

By investigating the cross-section image the scan provides, very small issues can be detected, and issues that may arise from diabetic issues or macular degeneration can be detected in their very earliest stages.

Is the OCT scan dangerous?

Unlike MRI and CT technology, there are no magnetic fields or dangerous radiation. Unlike ultrasound, there is no direct contact with soft tissue, so no pressure is put on the eye.

As well, unlike other diagnostic investigations in the field of Optometry, OCT scans requires no extra preparations or pre-exam drops placed in the eyes of the patient. There are clinically no negative effects of the scan on long term eye health.

The Advantages Of OCT Imaging At Vision Care Centre
  • Completely non-invasive
  • Can be used as a part of regular eye exams to gain a deeper understand of each patient’s eye health
  • Early detection of many diseases and issues, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, sometimes in the range of years before other symptoms may appear.
  • Safe to use on any age of patient, from children to seniors
  • Gives your Vision Care Centre Optometrist the best tool to ensure your continued eye health

Important Information to Know:

How bright is the OCT scan?

Not very. A generic equivalent is if someone shone a pen light in your eye for a second during regular daytime. It is very comfortable, and is not sudden like a camera flash. Should you have any light sensitivity issues, always let your Optometrist know at the start of any exam.

How does the OCT scan build the cross-section and 3D model of my eye?

In a way very much like how a geologists use sound and vibration to peer into the Earth, the OCT scan measures the depth that light penetrates each layer of the retina. As each layer of the retina reacts, a layered map of your eye is quickly generated, with each layer assigned by the computer.

Once the scan is complete, a three dimensional volume of your retina, as well as a slice cross-section of anywhere within that volume, can be viewed.

Neuro-Visual Training Testimonials

  • Before beginning my therapy at Vision Care Centre, I frequently struggled with my vision. As a university student, reading and taking notes in lectures were a significant struggle and using my glasses caused great distress. Headaches and motion sickness were very common with and without the use of my glasses. On a routine check-up with Dr. Ramesh, I communicated my concerns and was quickly enrolled in the neuro-visual training program. My wonderful neuro-visual trainer, Kelley would provide me with comprehensive tasks that would both challenge and help me develop understanding and control of my vision. I no longer use my glasses, suffer from headaches or motion sickness and have great confidence in my vision.

    Ben M.

  • We want to thank you very much for all your hard work that went into Alicia's Neuro-Visual Therapy. It has opened Alicia's ability to do so much more both personally and in school, and what means most to us as her parent, we see how confident Alicia is in herself and in her school work. She was always falling down a lot and she always had her head tilted to one side. Now she is focused to get her tasks done on time and the best part, correctly...

    Craig and Nadine P.

  • I would like to thank you and Cristina for working with my son over the past year. They have not only trained his eyes but they provided him with a sense of confidence in his abilities. When we first came for our check up it was only mentioned on the side that his reading was regressing...We knew it had to do with some of his Chronic Lyme Treatment and we did not want things to get worse... We will be forever grateful that our son will not be another statistic of "lost kids" in the school system being medicated to manage behavioral issues which would have undoubtedly arisen the worse his eyes got.

    Sarah S.

  • Before eye therapy school was hard and not fun. School is now easy and I look forward to go to school every day. Eye therapy has helped me be more focused. Eye therapy has taught me how to read, write and learn in a different and better way. Thank you for all your help.

    Chloe T. Age 11

  • I thought overall it was a very fun and difficult experience, the people I worked with are very nice and patient people and around me that’s tough so I would like to thank you a lot it helped so much and you will hear about my achievements. Thank you.

    Nicholas F. Age 13

  • The staff at Vision Care Centre has been amazing while Nicholas has been undergoing his vision therapy. They have been incredibly patient while Nicholas was having some difficult weeks. Over the course of therapy, his focus in school has improved, his headaches have lessened and he has started scoring goals in Hockey again. We feel good and are happy with the whole experience.

    Marisa F. (Mother)

  • The 36 week eye therapy program that Hannah has completed has been a very positive experience. The main benefits have been to teach her how to focus her eyes on a specific task and to have her eyes work effectively with the rest of her body. This has improved her reading, effectiveness and focus at school and her hand eye coordination...

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  • Dear Dr. Ramesh, I am writing to thank you for your persistence and dedication to my daughter. I am so thankful for encountering such an amazing doctor who truly cares about her patients. Back in 2015 when I brought my daughter in for the first time, I was hysterical and scared...

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  • When I started the program, I had trouble focusing and sitting and doing my work. Since I started the 36 week program, this has changed. I focused on getting better grades than I did in grade 2 (now in grade 3). I have got A’s in all subjects this year. Now I can sit and do my work, I am able to focus and I am not always looking around the room at other things. I used to need a ruler to read, now I don’t and I can read better and faster than I used to. I am doing great and have learned a lot through this experience.

    Hannah M. Age 9

  • Before I started Vision Therapy I would get very bad headaches while taking notes in class or studying. Because of the headaches, I wouldn't be able to study very efficiently for as long as I needed...

    Brooklyn K. Age 18 - Read More

  • Before eye therapy I could not write and did not see words properly. Sometimes the words floated around my paper. After eye therapy reading is easier. I can read in a group and follow along. It is also easier to read the board at school. Eye therapy has really helped me and now I know my b's and d's !! Thankyou

    Ella T. Age 10

  • Dr Ramesh, I cannot thank you you enough for giving both my girls the opportunity to do eye therapy. It has been wonderful to see them go from struggling to self confident. I thank you so much for what you have done for the girls. Sincerely

    Christine T. (Mother)

  • Prior to starting therapy Madison had difficulties with spatial awareness, balance, reading (re-reading), low peer interactions at school and difficulty concentrating at home and at school when doing tasks. Madison had many difficulties...

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