Protect Your Vision
The optomap ultra-widefield digital retinal imaging device helps you and your eye doctor make informed decisions about your eye health and overall well-being. Combining our eye doctor’s expertise and optomap technology, optomap brings your eye exam to life.
Why is a healthy retina important?
An unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to your brain which can result in impaired vision or blindness. Most retinal conditions and other diseases can be treated successfully with early detection.
Without a comprehensive eye exam, you may not be aware of a potential problem. You may see clearly, and because the retina has no nerve endings, you may not feel any pain, a symptom which may otherwise prompt you to see your doctor.
What can happen to the retina?
Your retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means, in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes) can be seen in the retina.
Early detection is essential so treatments can be administered.
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR).
Diabetes affects the eyes and the kidneys and is a leading cause of blindness. Retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina.
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
The center of the retina (the macula) can become diseased as we get older. This results in alterationsto our fine central vision making daily activities such as driving and reading difficult.
Glaucoma (Increased Eye Pressure).
Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve and almost always develops without symptoms.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure).
Increased pressure can result in changes to blood vessels in the eye, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease (stroke or heart disease).
How often should I have an optomap?
Your doctor will advise you based on your individual circumstances, but the general recommendation is that you have an optomap every time you have an eye exam. This will ensure you have a digital record of your retinal health on file which can be compared for changes over time.
Watch the below video for an example of an Optomap Retinal Exam, what it will display and how the noninvasive test is performed.