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Ocular Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

LOCAL Optometrist Dr David O’Neill has just taken delivery of one of the most advanced pieces of eye testing equipment available.

The IVue Ocular Coherence Tomographer (OCT) is a huge advance in eye health technology.

It uses infra-red light beams directed at the nerves at the back of the eye and combines these with a microscope to create a picture

“This brilliant machine leads the way in testing and checking for eye diseases such as cancer, macular degeneration, diabetes and glaucoma,” Dr O’Neill said.

Dr O’Neill can use the OCT to look through the nerve layers and see eye problems that might have been missed with less advanced tools like digital retinal imaging

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Dr David O'Neill

David O’Neill is the Principle Optometrist and Owner of Looking Smart at Pelican Waters. David began his training in 1998 in Precision Eyewear. He was an optical dispenser and responsible for edging and making glasses. David's special interests include Paediatrics and Prescription Drug Prescribing as well as regular Optometry.