Introducing the Optomap Retinal Exam!
Early signs of many eye conditions (such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc.) can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.
Dr. Morita offers the Optomap Retinal Exam as an important addition to your eye exam. The Optomap Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique to you as your fingerprint and provides Dr. Morita with a wide view to look at the health of your retina.
Your retina (located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina.
The Optomap exam is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but Dr. Morita will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees – even in a 3D animation.
This technology was featured on the Doctors and the Dr. Oz show.