At CU Optometrists we are committed to offering you the latest advances in eye care.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. The eye is the only place where the internal blood vessels can be seen, thus in addition to eye care diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
The OptoMap Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
What is OptoMap Retinal Imaging?
OptoMap Retinal Imaging uses a camera that gives optometrists a 200 degree view of the back of the patient's eye (compared to an approx 60 degree view). This gives a much better picture of the retina than conventional cameras which most opticians with an imaging system still use.
What are the Benefits of OptoMap Retinal Imaging?
OptoMap Retinal Imaging offers a number of important benefits including:
- A wide field of view of the retina which cannot be achieved with conventional cameras.
- A permanent record of your retina for future comparison.
- Early detection of eye diseases and disorders.
- No need for dilation drops.
- The process is comfortable & stress free as it is non-invasive
- Suitable for all ages including children.
- You can have Optomap taken even if you have cataracts, glaucoma, small pupils or don't like bright lights!
How Does OptoMap Retinal Imaging Work?
When we use Optomap Retinal Imaging, we ask the patient to look through a scanning instrument at a green spot surrounded by a red outer circle. When the patient sees that the circle has become red, the Optomap photograph is taken.
It takes less than a second to take an OptoMap photograph of the back of the eye. The optometrist then analyzes the photograph to check for any eye problems.
How Much Does OptoMap Imaging Cost?
A significant feature of the OptoMap process is its extremely low cost . At £20 per examination many people wish to see the image and results of the analysis simply for peace of mind.