Your doctor recommends an optomap as an integral part of your eye exam today. An optomap provides your doctor with a view of approximately 82% of your retina in a single capture and helps your doctor to evaluate your visual health.
Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on you might not even notice any change to your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina.
An optomap image of a healthy retina
An optomap image of a horseshoe tear
An optomap retinal image provides:
Information on the health of your eyes.
An overview or map of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than can be achieved with other traditional tools.
The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap images with your doctor at the time of your exam.
A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your doctor to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
Getting an optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable.
PLEASE NOTE: Your doctor strongly believes an optomap is an essential part of your comprehensive eye exam. However, some health plans do not cover optomap, which means that you may be responsible for an additional fee.