Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Our doctors recommend the optomap® as an important part of our comprehensive eye exams. The optomap produces an image that is unique and provides our Dr. Karri Buresh and Dr. Kaeleen Franson with a high-resolution 200° image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your sight – fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
The inclusion of optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows our doctors to view your images each year to look for changes.
- The optomap can replace the need to dilate the eye under most circumstances. This is always up to the discretion of the doctor.
The optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap images are shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you. We are thrilled to be able to offer our patients this advanced technology with each yearly exam. Call us if you have further questions about the optomap.
For more information on the optomap please visit the optomap website.