As part of a comprehensive eye examination, it is recommended that all patients have the internal health of their eyes thoroughly evaluated every year. This is performed as either a dilated retinal exam or the Optomap retinal imaging, the most advanced technology in retinal screening.
The Optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable. The screening results are a permanent part of your medical record. It allows the doctor to detect diseases affecting both the eyes (glaucoma, macular degeneration) and the body (high blood pressure and diabetes). The doctor will review the photograph with you in the exam room.
Normal Optomap screening results allow you to avoid dilation drops, which result in blurred vision and sensitivity to light for 4-6 hours.