Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Park Cities Eye Associates recommends the Optomap Retinal Exam as an important part of your eye exam. The Optomap Retinal Exam produces a digital image that is a unique as your fingerprint and provides Dr. Norton with an ultra wide field view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you realizing it. You may not even notice any change in your sight. Diseases 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.
An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:
• A digital image to show a healthy eye or detect disease • Comfortable and quick image capture • Non-invasive examination without any side effects • A full view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view that she can get by other methods • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap image of your eye • A permanent record for future comparison
The Optomap technology does not require pupil dilation. You can resume normal activities immediately since there is no blurred vision or light sensitivity as occurs with dilation. However, in some cases, dilation may also be necessary in addition to the Optomap to provide a thorough examination. The decision to dilate or not is a medical decision made by the doctor based on your history and examination findings.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a quick flash of light similar to a camera flash. The Optomap image is then available immediately for the doctor to review and evaluate.
Please call to schedule you Optomap Retinal Exam today!
For more information on the Optomap Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website at www.optos.com