Eye Health technology

Optomap Retinal Exam

Eye Health technology

Optomap Retinal Exam

A retinal exam is an important part of a comprehensive eye exam. The retina is the thin, delicate layer of tissue located at the back of the eye. It’s the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly.

When we look at your retina, we can see signs of eye conditions and other health issues like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.

What is an optomap retinal exam?

The optomap retinal exam is a revolutionary diagnostic tool that allows our eye doctor to create high-resolution digital images of the retina. It is the only technology that can capture 82% of the retina in a single shot.

The optomap retinal exam is a fast, easy, and painless way to scan and image your retina for people of all ages. Nothing touches your eye at any time. During the exam, you will look into the device one eye at a time and will see a flash of light when the image of your retina has been taken. The image capture takes less than a second. We will then take the time to go over the images with you and clearly explain what you’re seeing.

Optos Daytona

At True Focus Eye Care, we use the Optos Daytona retinal imaging tool to take ultra-wide pictures of your retina. Using this revolutionary technology, we can capture a wide-angle view of your retina in just seconds, without dilating your eyes. Not only is this exam quick and painless, but it also provides an incredibly detailed image of your eye health that we can use to monitor for any changes over time.

What are the benefits of an optomap retinal exam?

Early detection of eye conditions

While traditional retinal imaging methods only capture 15% of the retina, the optomap captures over 80% of the retina in one panoramic image in only seconds. We can see more of your retina in one image, making it easier to detect early signs of glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy.

Find signs of other underlying conditions

An optomap retinal exam not only helps us spot signs of eye conditions but also tells us if you’re at risk of other health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer. Early detection of these issues can lead to prompt treatment and better health outcomes.

No need for dilation

Another benefit of an optomap retinal exam is that it eliminates the need for dilation, which can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for some patients. This means that you can go about your day without the hassle of blurred vision or sensitivity to light.

Provides a historical record of your eye health

Optomap images provide a baseline for future comparisons, which can help our eye doctor monitor any changes in your eye health over time. By detecting any changes early on, we can develop a personalized plan to manage your eye health and prevent any potential vision loss.

How often should you get an optomap retinal exam?

We recommend getting an optomap retinal exam every time you have a comprehensive eye exam. This ensures you have a digital record of your retinal health on file so we can compare changes in your eyes over time.

Contact our office in Port Richey today to schedule your appointment and ask our doctor about optomap retinal exams.