At EyeCare Associates, as part of our patient-first philosophy, we are always committed to investing in new technologies to better serve you. This is one of the many ways that sets EyeCare Associates apart from other eye care providers. As such, because of our commitment to providing our patients with the latest innovations in patient care, we now offer the Optomap® as an important part of our eye exams.
An Optomap® is a detailed digital image of the retina produced by Optos® scanning laser technology. This imaging enables you and your eye doctor to see your retina in rich detail and can be saved to use for future comparisons to monitor the health of your retina.
The Optomap® produces an image that is unique and provides EyeCare Associates with a high-resolution 200° image helping to ascertain the health of your retina. This view is much wider than a traditional 45° image. Many eye problems can develop without symptoms, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your sight – 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 wide view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view
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 EyeCare Associates to view your images each year to look for changes
The optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire imaging process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap images are shown immediately on a computer screen to review.
For more information on the optomap please visit the optomap website.
Please note that optomap Retinal Imaging services are not available at all EyeCare Associates locations. Please check with call your local EyeCare Associates to confirm ahead of your appointment. Our expert eye doctors will work with you to determine the best course of action for your specific needs.