Did you know that most retinal disorders don’t show any symptoms until they have caused at least some vision loss?
The optomap retinal exam is a fast and convenient way to get immediate test results for review with patients right in the exam room. It can detect not only retinal diseases but may even reveal initial signs of underlying health problems like stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
What Is An Optomap Retinal Exam?
An optomap retinal exam is a unique, non-invasive way to capture more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image, often without the need to dilate a patient’s pupils. It takes an image of your retina in less than a second, and never even touches your eye!
Why Should I Have An Optomap Exam?
Optomap retinal exams are especially well-suited for patients who are reluctant or unable to have their pupils dilated, since it can usually capture a maximum-quality scan without the need for dilating drops. If you’re normally light-sensitive, the optomap exam is ideal for you, as it captures an image with only a brief flash.
The panoramic view provided by the optomap scan allows your eye doctor to examine the retina without any discomfort, allowing for a more comfortable retinal exam.
An additional benefit: unlike traditional non-digital retinal exams, the optomap image can be saved and then used to compare to future digital images to accurately detect any changes in your retinal health.
The optomap is suitable for all patients, including children. Contact Switalski Eye Care in Plano to find out more about the benefits of optomap retinal exams.