Optomap is an innovative new technology that gives eye doctors the ability to perform ultra-wide retinal imaging that is far superior to what can currently be achieved using conventional retinal imaging options. In contrast to conventional retinal imaging, Optomap captures at least 50% more of the retina in a single capture, and with Optomap’s multi-capture function, up to 97% of the retina can be viewed. This gives eye care professionals greater opportunity to monitor the health of your eyes.
Optomap is a great preventative eye care technology tool. By allowing your eye doctor to have a comprehensive view of your retina, they will be able to detect any developing eye diseases early on, before they have a detrimental impact on your vision and day-to-day life. Not only can Optomap detect eye conditions such as retinal holes, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, but it can also be used to identify some general health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer.
Optomap is a fast, painless, and non-invasive procedure that is suitable for patients of all ages. To acquire the scan, you’ll be sat down and asked to look into a small device that will take the pictures of your retina. A short flash of light will let you know that the image has been taken, and the entire imaging is over in just a few seconds. The results will be sent digitally to your eye doctor who will then evaluate them. The results will also be stored in your personal record for future information.
If you would like more information about what is involved in Optomap, or to schedule an appointment for this effective screening technology, please contact our eye care team.