Avoid dilation at your next vision exam while also making sure your eyes stay healthy.*
What is an Optomap?
The optomap is an ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system which captures a 200 degree view of your retina in one panoramic image. The unique optomap ultra-wide view enhances Dr. Kennedy’s ability to detect even the earliest sign of retinal disease. Seeing this much of the retina at once allows Dr. Kennedy to also spend more time reviewing images and educate you about your eye health.
What is your retina?
The retina is the delicate lining in the back of the eye and is like the film in a camera. It receives light and produces an image which is then sent to the brain
What can happen to the retina?
Your retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means we are able to see early signs of cardiovascular disease.
- Retinal detachment: The retina can tear or detach which may require urgent treatment.
- Age related Macular Degeneration: The center of the retina (the macula) can deteriorate as we age. This decreases vision and may lead to blindness.
- Glaucoma: Increased eye pressure can cause glaucoma which is damage to the optic nerve in the back of the eye. This causes peripheral vision loss.
- Diabetic Retinopathy: Damage to blood vessels in diabetes can cause bleeding which can do harm to the retina.
There are many other retinal issues which we look for in an optomap exam so make sure to have your retinas checked regularly.
*Dilation may need to be performed at certain times and Dr. Kennedy may decide dilation is needed at your exam. An extra fee for the optomap is required as it is not covered by insurance.