As a part of your annual eye exam, Scope Optometry offers Optos retinal imaging to evaluate the health the eye. The optomap exam is fast and painless. Nothing touches your eye, and it’s suitable for all ages. To have the retinal exam, you simply look at the Optos device, one eye at a time, and you will see a quick flash of light (just like having your picture taken). Prior to this technology, dilation drops would have been necessary to see enough of the retina, but the optomap allows the doctor to see over 80% of your retina without any eyedrops in just a few seconds. There may be times dilation is necessary depending on your conditions, but the doctor will always discuss that with you.
What are the benefits of the optomap?
The optomap’s wide view of the retina may help your eye doctor detect problems more quickly and easily. In addition, the panoramic digital image is a part of your permanent record, which allows us to view your images every year to look for changes.
How often should I have the optomap done?
It is generally recommended that you have a retinal scan each time you have an eye exam.
Many eye problems can develop, even if you have good vision. Diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough retinal examination.
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