The back lining of the eye is the retina, which acts like film in a camera (remember those days?). The retina’s photo-receptors capture the light impulses that the front of the eye receives and focuses. The optic nerve in your retina transmits these impulses of light energy to the brain where the data is processed. Most of us have normal healthy retinas, but you may have a problem of which you are completely unaware. We can examine your retina with a hi-tech, state-of- the- art instrument called Optomap. It allows us to see conditions like retinal bleeding, abnormal pigment, retinal holes and tears and also helps us to detect and monitor glaucoma and macular degeneration. For certain conditions it is the best tool available, revealing some abnormalities more easily than pupil dilation. However, certain conditions still require dilation, and having the convenience of both technologies helps ensure we are providing you top notch care. Ask about the OPTOMAP procedure at your next exam.
Non-Dilated Digital Retinal Imaging
This new technology allows us to better evaluate your retina without dilating your eyes! The view in most cases is even better than what we see with dilation. Because we use digital scanning technology, we can get a very magnified view of any questionable part of the retina and then save this information to compare to future scans. This helps us to better protect and preserve your vision.
New technology like this usually costs a small fortune but OPTOS makes this available at a nominal fee (about $35). PLAZA LANE OPTOMETRY is proud to provide our patients with the most highly advanced technology available in retinal screening today! Our ability to view your internal retinal health is now dramatically improved with the Optomap.
Your doctor is concerned about retinal problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments and diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, all of which can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness. Additionally, systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected during a retinal exam.
Early Detection of Eye Disease is Crucial!
- An annual eye wellness scan
- An in-depth view of the retinal layers (where disease can start).
- The ability to show you your images today during your exam.
- A permanent record for your medical file, which gives your doctor annual comparisons for tracking and diagnosing potential eye disease.
- Is fast, easy, and comfortable.
- Will NOT require dilating drops (in most cases), which result in temporary blurred vision and sensitivity to light.