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Optomap

While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick, painless, and may not require dilation drops.

Benefits of an optomap

The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:

optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness

– Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease

The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams

Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.

 Questions about optomap


Frequently Asked Questions about an optomap
Why is a retinal exam so important?

Some of the first signs of diseases such as stroke, diabetes and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have other symptoms.  An optomap makes it easier to see them.

Is an optomap safe for children?

Yes.  In fact, many vision problems begin in early childhood, so it’s important for    children to receive quality routine eye care.

What is an optomap?

The optomap is a panoramic digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology.  It is the only technology that can show a wide 82% view of your retina at one time.

Does it hurt?

No.  It is completely comfortable and the scan takes less than a second.

How will optomap benefit me?

The ultra-widefield optomap may help your eye doctor detect problems more quickly and easily.  Unlike traditional retinal exams, the optomap image can be saved for future comparisons.

How often should I have an optomap?

This is a decision that should be made by your doctor.  However, it is generally recommended that you have an optomap each time you have an eye exam.

Are there side effects?

optomap images are created by non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers.  No adverse health effects have been reported in over 50 million sessions.