What is the Optomap Retinal Exam?
The Optomap Retinal Exam is a comprehensive way of examining the condition of one’s eyes and overall health. It not only eliminates the need to dilate patients’ eyes in most cases, but also detects and predicts disease — including eye disease, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. The Optomap technology takes an instant, 200° photographic scan of the eye, which allows us to show and explain what we observe to our patients visually.
The Optomap technology was invented by Douglas Anderson, whose son suffered permanent eye damage — including blindness in one eye — as a result of flawed eye exams. Striving to produce a better option for patients and doctors alike, Anderson introduced the Panoramic200 in 1999. This invention revolutionized eye care for patients and now defines the Optomap Retinal Exam. We recommend that every person, regardless of age or current health status, receive yearly Optomap Retinal Exams.
How can Optomap Benefit Me?
Some of the first signs of disease (i.e., stroke, diabetes, and even some cancers) can be seen in the retina, often before other symptoms develop. Optomap has an ultra-wide field, which will help us detect problems more quickly and easily. Unlike traditional retinal exams, the Optomap image can be saved for future comparisons.
Is Optomap Safe?
Yes, it is safe for children and adults. In fact, many vision problems begin in early childhood, so it is vital for children to receive quality routine eye care. Non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers create Optomap’s images. No adverse health effects have been reported in over 65 million sessions.
Does Optomap Retinal Exams Hurt?
No, the exams are entirely comfortable, and the scan takes less than a second.
How Often Should I Have an Optomap?
This is a decision that will be made by your provider at Foley Vision Center. Request an appointment to find out more.
Request an Appointment in Eugene, Oregon
To schedule retinal exams for you and your family, call (541) 342-4243 or request an appointment online. At Foley Vision Center, our focus is on you and your vision. We want you to see as clearly as possible and have a full understanding of your eye health. Contact us today!
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