We are proud to offer you the latest technology in eye exams – the Optomap™ Retinal Exam. Optomap™ technology allows us to perform the most thorough exam of your eyes than ever before, WITHOUT dilation. It is comfortable, convenient, and takes less time than a dilated retinal exam. Early detection of any retinal abnormality is crucial so we use the Optomap™ to produce the most comprehensive image of your retina. The result is that we can better prevent or reduce vision loss in our patients with a simple, quick and patient-friendly new exam.
The optomap ultra-widefield digital retinal imaging device helps you and Dr. Jones make better informed decisions about your eye health and overall well-being. Combining her expertise and optomap technology, optomap brings your eye exam to life.
The retina is the delicate lining at the back of the eye similar to film in a camera. Light strikes the retina through the lens in your eye and produces a pictures which is then sent to the brain, enabling you to see.
Examining the retina is challenging. Dr. Jones would typically look through the pupil to examine the back of your eye. Traditional viewing methods can be effective, but difficult to perform and are carried out manually without any digital record.
The optomap captures more than 80% of your retina in one image. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-45% of your retina at one time. The unique optomap ultra-widefield view enhances the ability to detect even the earliest sign of disease that appears on your retina. Seeing most of the retina at once allows Dr. Jones more time to review your images and educate you about your eye health.
We at Lifetime Eyecare Solutions, based on your individual circumstances, but generally recommend an optomap every time you have an eye exam. This will ensure you have a digital record of your retinal health on file which can be compared for changes over time.
Many vision problems begin at an early age, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants. It is not always necessary to dilate but sometimes Dr. Jones will still recommend doing so even with the optomap.