Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® produces an image that is unique and provides us with a high-resolution 200 degree image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45 degree image. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your site – fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
The inclusion of optomap® as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optomap® is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap® images are shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.