Optomap Retinal Exam
The optomap Retinal Exam is used by our optometrists to see as much of the retina (the back of the eye) as possible. Eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye as well as any changes to your glasses or contact lens prescription. However, a thorough screening of the retina is essential to check that your eye is healthy.
A retinal exam can help with the early detection of eye conditions, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as other diseases like diabetes, hypertension and risk of stroke. The exam is quick, painless, and does not require dilation drops.
The optomap story: In 1990, 5 year old Leif Anderson went blind in one eye due to an undiagnosed retinal detachment. He was getting regular eye exams, but conventional tests at the time made a thorough examination difficult.
Distressed by the diagnostic methods available, Leif’s father, Douglas, designed the optomap Retinal Exam.This invention has helped save the sight of many patients due to the thorough view of the retina.
For more information please download the Optomap patient brochure here.