The Optomap Retinal Exam is a comprehensive way of examining the retina (the lining of the inside of your eyes that acts a bit like a movie screen). In many cases, the Optomap avoids the inconvenience of pupil dilation, while still allowing us to detect many diseases of the eye and visual system, including eye disease, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and eye cancers. The innovative Optomap apparatus uses an ultra-widefield digital retinal imaging technology which takes a 200° panoramic scan of the internal eye. It is so effective that the leading vision insurance provider recommends one annually for all their subscribers.
After his son suffered permanent blindness in one eye as a result of the difficulty examining the retina, Optomap’s inventor pioneered this breakthrough screening technology. We recommend that every person, regardless of age or current health status, receive a yearly quick, painless Optomap Retinal Exam. It’s safe for both children and adults. And because many vision problems begin in early childhood, it is vital for children to receive quality routine eye care.
Capturing Optomap’s images of the inside of your eye is as simple as letting our skilled technician help you focus properly into the machine: It takes less than a second for the Optomap to capture your scan! Because it’s non-invasive, there is no pain and no adverse health effects have been reported in more than 65 million sessions. So you can relax, knowing this groundbreaking screening technology is safe, quick and painless.
Some of the first signs of disease (i.e., stroke, diabetes, and even some cancers) can be seen in the retina, often before other symptoms develop. The Optomap helps us detect problems more quickly and easily. Unlike traditional retinal exams, we can even save your annual Optomap images into your electronic patient records for comparison to your future scans.