Mountain View Optometry now offers the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of your annual visit. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides our doctors with a wide view to look at the health of your retina.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight or feel anything different. But, diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, ocular melanoma, optic nerve and other retinal problems can be detected during your eye exam. Other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and risk of stroke may also show up after a thorough exam of the retina.
View of the retina
View of the retina
A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she may get by other means.
The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
A permanent record for your file, which allows your eye doctor to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optomap® Retinal Exam was developed by Douglas Anderson whose son lost sight in one eye at the age of five due to an undetected retinal detachment. Mr. Anderson set out to develop a system that not only could capture an unprecedented view of the retina (200 degrees), but that was also patient-friendly, particularly for children, who tend to be more difficult to examine.
The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a brief flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Take a proactive approach to your eye health and schedule your optomap® Retinal Exam today!
For more information on the optomap® Retinal Exam, please visit the
Optos website at www.optos.com.