A reputation for quality eye careMullers Optometrists was founded in 1890 when German Immigrant, Joseph Muller started the first Optometry practice in Cape Town. Mullers today remains a 4th generation family business with 6 practices across Cape Town and a loyal following of happy patients. We pride ourselves with offering quality eye care by experienced Optometrists, exceptional service and a wide range of frames. We make sure to keep up with the latest technologies so that you can rest assured that your eye health is taken care of. Our Claremont, Canal Walk and Tygervalley practices are equipped with OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scanners which are critical tools in the early diagnosis of many eye diseases. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina and optic nerve.
Some of the eye conditions that an OCT can help diagnose include:
Diabetic Macula Edema
Our Optometrists also utilise our OCT scanners for specialised fittings of Scleral lenses and Hard lenses that greatly improve vision for patients with eye conditions such as Keratoconus and other corneal disorders.
What should I expect during an OCT exam?
The OCT scan uses light waves to create an image, similar to an ultrasound that uses sound waves to create an image. During the test, you will sit with your chin resting on a support. The OCT will scan each of your eyes, while you fix your gaze on a green target. As the OCT scans the retina in each eye, you may notice a red line moving across your vision. At the end of the scan your results can be compared to older scans for comparison or sent to your Ophthalmologist for further investigation.