Optomap Retinal Exam
The retina, which is in the back of your eye, is the only place in the body where your blood vessels can be directly seen. It is for this reason that your eyes are truly a window to your overall health because your blood vessels can reveal signs of eye disease, but also other issues of which you may not be aware, such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.
Careful and thorough examination of your retina is a crucial part of your comprehensive eye exam, and highly beneficial for your healthcare overall.
What is an Optomap Retinal Exam?
The Optomap retinal exam is a digital image of the retina and is produced by Optos scanning laser technology. This is the only technology which can capture 82% view of the retina at one time.
The Optomap Retinal Exam provides:
- A detailed overview and map of your retina, which will provide your doctor with excellent information about your eyes and your health.
- A digital image of your eyes which your doctor will be able to share with you during your exam and show you any abnormalities.
- A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
What Can I Expect with an Optomap Retinal Exam?
The Optomap Retinal Exam is safe, non-invasive, painless, and quick. The scan takes less than one second to complete, and nothing touches your eye at any time during the scan. To get the exam, we will ask you to look into a device one eye at a time, and you will see a quick flash of light to let you know that the image of your retina has been taken.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is recommended for everyone, including children and adults. It’s a benefit for children to get an Optomap Retinal Exam, as the image will be added to their medical file and enable your doctor to track any changes as they develop.
Depending on the results of the scan, you may not need to have your eyes dilated during your comprehensive eye exam. The doctor at Integrity Eye Care will make that determination based on your individual eye health and vision needs.