Getting an Optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but the doctor will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can even see your own retina. You see exactly what your doctor sees - even in a 3D animation.
The unique Optomap Ultra-Widefield View helps your doctor detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams.
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health
These exams not only allow your eye doctor to improve the quality of your vision by changing the prescription of your glasses or contact lenses, but also provide the opportunity to determine the overall health of your eye – from the clear window of the eye (the cornea) to the very back of the eye (the retina).
Our office highly recommends that you have an Optomap Retinal Exam as part of your eye exam. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera. The Optomap Retinal Exam produces a wide view image the doctor can use to confirm your retinal health or discover signs of abnormalities or disease.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing or even noticing any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina.
AN OPTOMAP RETINAL EXAM PROVIDES:
An overview or map of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than can be achieved by other means.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The Optomap image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you. The Optomap does not require dilation drops, therefore, patients can return directly to school or work without visual side effects.
A comprehensive eye exam, including a thorough retinal exam, can detect early signs of numerous diseases that affect not only your eyes and your sight, but also your overall health. The Optomap Retinal Exam helps your doctor identify abnormalities that could indicate the onset of a number of diseases that often present first in the retina. In these instances, individuals typically do not experience any pain or outward symptoms.