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LUX 0489_S1_UWDRS_20312_RGBDigital Retina Scan

Every Laubman & Pank store offers digital retina scanning, which is the best way for optometrists to detect and manage any potential sight and health threatening diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension and macular degeneration.

The process is easy, painless and takes less than 5 minutes. We simply scan the back of your eye using our state-of-the-art digital imaging machine – just like a regular snap, but with an extra bright flash.

The scan shows the current health of your retina, optic nerve and blood vessels. When a recent image is compared with previous images, subtle changes in appearance allow us to detect diseases early on.

OCT Scan

Now at over 13 Laubman & Pank stores, an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanner is available to look out for the early signs of eye conditions. It takes a detailed 3D image below the surface of your retina, giving us a more detailed picture of your eye health. The whole process only takes a few seconds. You just have to look into the machine – nothing will touch your eyes and there are no puffs of air.

The OCT scan is currently the only procedure that reveals in-depth images of the eye’s internal structures.  As we grow older, our retinas may change over time and may not always be visible on the surface. These changes are what we’re looking out for when we use the OCT scanner.

If this all sounds complicated, don’t worry! These are easy, but important health checks we can do for your eyes, and our optometrists love to answer questions. Do your eyes a favour and book an eye health check today and, for an additional fee, ask our team to include a digital retina scan or an OCT scan to your appointment.