Digital Retinal Imaging – The Latest Tech at Primary Eyecare
Your eyes are a window to your health. Now your doctor at Primary Eyecare can take a closer look with Optomap: Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging. Both of our convenient locations in Charlottesville are now offering this service, the latest digital retinal imaging technology on the market, to our patients.
What is the retina?
The retina is a 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 picture which is then sent to the brain, enabling you to see. An unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to your brain which can result in impaired vision or blindness. Most retinal conditions and other diseases can be treated successfully with early detection.
We recommend that our patients include an optomap as part of your annual comprehensive eye examination.
The Optomap ultra-widefield digital retinal imaging device helps you and your eye doctor make informed decisions about your eye health and overall well-being. Combining your eye doctor’s expertise and optomap technology, optomap brings your comprehensive eye exam to life. Examining the retina is challenging, and traditional methods are carried out manually without any digital record. The optomap digital retinal imaging device 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 our ability to detect even the earliest sign of disease that appears on your retina. Seeing most of the retina at once allows your eye doctor more time to review your images and educate you about eye health.
Medical Eye Care
Your retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means, in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (including stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes) can be seen in the retina. Early detection is essential so treatments can be administered.
The optometrists at Primary Eyecare recommend that our patients include optomap retinal photos as part of your annual comprehensive eye examination. Without a comprehensive eye examination, you may not be aware of a potential problem. You may see quite clearly, in fact. However, because the retina has no nerve endings, you may not feel any pain – a symptom which may otherwise prompt you to see your doctor.
Why wait? Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get your optomap ultra-widefield view digital retinal imaging to help protect your precious gift of sight.