Most patients feel they should only be examined when they need a change in prescription. In reality, one of the most important parts of the examination is determining the health of the retina. The Optos provides us with a permanent digital image which we can manipulate and magnify to have the most comprehensive view of the back of the eye in order to better and more effectively discover abnormalities that may be present.
The optomap non-invasively captures an instantaneous, ultra-wide field digital image of the retina, revealing important information for the comprehensive evaluation of systemic and ocular health. The image, which is captured in less than half a second, is performed quickly and easily and is generally performed as part of a comprehensive eye exam. 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.
An optomap image provides the Optometrist with the tools to assist in detecting diseases or damage such as macula degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetic retinopathy and high blood pressure and other pathologies like melanomas can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.