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 at the device one eye at a time 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 your eye care practitioner will decide if you pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture takes less than a second.
What is an optomap?
The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging method typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.
- 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 our eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams.
Why is a retinal exam so important?
Some of the first signs of diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have other symptoms. An optomap makes it easier to see them.
Is an optomap safe for children?
Yes. In fact, many vison problems begin in early childhood, so it’s important for children to receive quality routine eye care.
What is an optomap?
The optomap is a panoramic digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology. It is the only technology that can show wide 82% view of your retina at one time.
Does it hurt?
No. it is completely comfortable and the scan takes less than a second.
How will optomap benefit me?
An optomap’s wide view of the retina may help your eye doctor detect problems more quickly and easily. Unlike traditional eye exams, the optomap image can be saved for future comparisons.
How often should I have an optomap?
This is a decision that should be made by your doctor. However, it is generally recommended that you have an optomap each time you have an eye exam.
Are there side effects?
optomap images are created by non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers. No adverse effects have been reported in 39 million sessions.