optomap retinal exam
Optomap Retinal Exam
We all want to protect our eyesight and that is why it is important to have annual vision tests. These checks allow your doctor to detect changes in the front of your eye so that alterations can be made to your eyeglass or contact lens prescription.
However, your doctor also needs to look at the back of your eye, the retina, to check that it is healthy and not damaged or showing signs of disease. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision.
A comprehensive retinal examination can also detect signs of other diseases that affect not just your eyes, but also your overall health.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Increased pressure in the blood vessels can result in damage to blood vessels in the eye.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD): Caused by changes in the retina due to the body's aging process, ARMD is the leading cause of blindness for those aged 55+ in America - American Macular Degeneration Foundation.
Retinal Detachment (RD): Caused by sever nearsightedness or trauma, RD can also occur in patients with systemic diseases such as diabetes and will likely lead to permanent vision loss if not detected.
Your doctor is committed to providing you with the highest standards of eye care available. That is why your doctor strongly recommends that you have an Optomap Retinal Exam as part of your eye exam today. The Optomap Retinal Exam provides your doctor with important information about your health, without the need for uncomfortable pupil dilation. Don't you and your family deserve the best eye care available?
Obtaining Optomap Retinal Images is comfortable, quick and very simple. By looking into the Optomap Eyepiece the digital image of your retina is captured in less than a second. A small flash indicates the image has been taken. Nothing touches your eye during the process. Your Optomap Retinal Image is then immediately displayed for your eye specialist to review with you. Best of all the Optomap Retinal exam does not require dilating drops which typically cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light for hours.
Your Optomap Retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives your doctor a permanent record of the condition of your retina. This is very important in assisting your doctor to detect and measure any changes to your retina next time you get your eyes examined. Your doctor strongly recommends that you make the Optomap Retinal Exam part of your eye exam today.