Optomap offers state-of-the-art digital panoramic images into the retina (back of your eyes).
Why is Optomap Retinal Exam is a great tool to use in addition to dilation or when a patient can't, or doesn't want to be dilated?
In some cases, the view provided by the Optomap is superior to that of pupil dilation. For example, the dilated view of a person who is very sensitive to the bright lights is often poor because it is difficult for the patient to keep their eyes open during the exam. The Optomap captures an image with a brief flash that even light-sensitive patients find acceptable. The panoramic view allows your doctor to view the retina without discomfort to the patient allowing for a more comfortable retinal exam.
How often should I have Optomap images?
It is recommended to have Optomap images every year for routine exams and more frequently if the doctor is following some eye or systemic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart problems.