Digital Retinal Imaging
We recommend the optomap® Retinal Exam as an integral part of your eye exam. An optomap provides us with a view of approximately 82% of your retina in a single capture and helps our doctors to evaluate your visual health.
Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not even notice any change in your vision.
However, diseases such as macula degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as 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:
- A scan to confirm a healthy eye or, to detect the presence of disease.
- An overview or map of the retina, giving our doctors a more detailed view than can be achieved by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap images of your eye with the doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your medical file, enabling the doctor to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
PLEASE NOTE: Our doctors strongly believes an optomap is an essential part of your comprehensive eye exam. However, some health plans do not cover the optomap Retinal Exam, which means that you may be responsible for an additional fee.