For many patients, having their pupils dilated is inconvenient, however pupil dilation provides the most comprehensive evaluation of eye health.
That’s where Optomap technology comes in. Using low-power laser technology, your eyecare professional can take a wide, instantly-viewable and detailed digital scan of your retina (the area responsible for processing images). All in real time. And in no time.The Optomap typically does not require the use of dilating drops to obtain a widefield retinal image. The images are captured in less than a second and your doctor will review the images with you during your examination.
How does Optomap work?
It’s very similar to sitting down in a type of photo booth and leaning forward to have your picture taken. Except in this instance, the picture being taken is a larger, wide-field image of the inside of your eyeball. Optomap takes around a minute.
Since retina scanning is so important in the early detection of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and more, it’s pretty easy to see why Optomap technology is so promising.
Check with your eyecare professional and ask if an Optomap eye exam is right for you.
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