Poets like to say the eyes are a window into the soul, but to an optometrist, they’re also a window into your health!
The interior of your eye is the only place on your body where a doctor can directly observe blood vessels, muscles, and nerve bundles. So, an optometrist looking deeply enough into your eyes can detect early warning signs of a wide range of diseases, from diabetes to neurological conditions.
Unfortunately, your eye’s pupil is rather small, and hard to look into. Previous methods of photographing the interior of the eye could only capture around 10% of it in a single shot, requiring multiple photos. This made retinal examinations lengthy and uncomfortable, especially since it required pupil dilation.
That’s changed with the Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system.
How Optomap Retinal Imagining Makes Eye Exams Easy
The Optomap system uses a tiny panoramic camera that can capture 80% of your eye’s interior in a single snapshot, with crystal-clear high-resolution imaging. The entire process only takes seconds and, in most cases, you don’t need to have your pupils dilated.
Besides making a trip to your optometrist faster than ever, it brings another benefit: The images it produces can be archived, creating an evolving picture of your eyes over time. Medical conditions can be detected even earlier, when your vision specialist can see exactly how your eyes looked in past years.
Through this collection of images, Optomap provides insights into the future of your eyesight as well as other medical conditions. That makes Optomap an important part of your overall body health, not just your eye health.
If it’s been more than a year since your last eye exam, we recommend contacting an optometrist with the Optomap retinal imaging system to get the best in modern preventative eye care.