Optomap® Retinal Exam
In some cases, eye issues such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal damage can develop without warning and progress without the presence of symptoms. At Newport Eyecare, we perform Optomap® Retinal Exams to make it easier to detect these issues before symptoms arise and damage cannot be reversed.
What Happens with Optomap® Retinal Exams
The Optomap® is a detailed digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology, one of the most advanced technologies in the optometry industry. Much like film in a camera, the retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you’re looking at and is an important part of your ability to see. When your doctor can examine your retina more closely with an Optomap® exam, they are able to gain valuable insights about your eye health and the possible presence of eye disease that may have otherwise gone undiagnosed with a standard eye exam.
Getting Your Optomap® Image
Before undergoing an Optomap® retinal exam, your doctor will first perform a routine exam to gain a better picture of your eye health. This exam includes various tests and screenings to determine the state of your vision and any potential issues that may need to be addressed. Depending on your situation, your doctor may recommend an Optomap® exam as a helpful next step for you.
Taking an Optomap® image is quick, comfortable, and pain-free. No equipment touches your eye, making it suitable for individuals of all ages, even children. You will begin by looking into the imaging device one eye at a time. You will then see a flash of light, which lets you know that the Optomap® retinal scan is complete.
Because the image is available right away, you will have the opportunity to review and discuss your Optomap® exam results with your doctor right away. Your eye doctor will note any areas of concern. A record of the image will also be kept in your medical file, giving your doctor the opportunity to make comparisons between images if potential issues arise at future exams.
Your eye health is our top priority at Newport Eyecare. Contact us today to set up your eye exam where our doctors will determine if Optomap® retinal imaging may be helpful for you.