Why Choose Optomap?
While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick, painless, and may not require dilation drops.
The optomap story: In 1990, 5 year old Leif Anderson went blind in one eye due to an undiagnosed retinal detachment. He was getting regular eye exams, but conventional tests available at the time made a thorough examination difficult. Distressed by the diagnostic methods available, Leif's father, Douglas, designed the optomap retinal exam.
Many eye doctors believe the optomap retinal exam is an important first step in every comprehensive examination. The optomap is the only technology that provides an ultra-widefield view of the retina. By combining your doctor’s expertise and the optomap wide-view images, you and your doctor can make informed decisions about your eye health and overall wellness.
After reviewing with your doctor, your optomap Images are archived and used to monitor your eye health and overall wellness from year to year.
The Optomap retinal exam is now offered at all 12 of our greater Cincinnati eye doctor offices.
The two videos below explain a little more about the Optomap. The first video shows a longer more detailed look at the importance of the Optomap Retinal Exam and the story that inspired its development. The second video is much shorter and primarily looks at how the retinal exam works.
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