OptoMap Retinal Imaging
The optomap exam is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but our doctors will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can see your own retina. You see exactly what our doctors see – even in a 3D animation.
Your retina (located in the back of your eye, against your brain) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of systemic diseases (stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina.
The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:
Early protection from vision impairment or blindness
Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease
The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams.