The Optomap is a highly advanced piece of Optmetric Technology utilized during the comprehensive eye exam. if you have never enjoyed having your eyes dilated during the eye exam, requesting the Optomap retinal eye scan is an excellent option to improve your eye exam experience. Read further for Dr DelCampo’s own words on the advantages of the Optomap retinal scanner.
“It is often said the the eyes are the windows to the soul”. I don’t know if I can attest to that, but I do know that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their eyes and the retina especially. One of the more recent technological advancements in eye care is the Optomap Retinal Exam. It is a digital, ultra-wide view of the retina, the tissue inside the eye. It allows your eye doctor to evaluate or monitor various eye conditions, or simply to confirm your retinal health.
The follwing reasons are why I like the Optomap and why I recommend it to every patient, whether they need glasses, contacts or nothing at all:
1) The Optomap is quick and painless! No drops that make you blurry for hours, no waiting around to check the results. The results are instantaneous. The Optomap Retinal scan helps ensure you have the quickest and most convenient eye exam possible by taking the pupil dilation out of the eye examination process.
2) Have you ever wondered what the inside of your eye looked like? Well, wonder no more. With an Optomap, I can show you exactly what I am looking at and any areas that might be a concern. An informed patient is more likely to follow his or her doctor’s recommendations for treatments.
3) The Optomap becomes part of your permanent record. Because it is a digital image, I can pull it up and compare images from past visits. This allows me to detect any subtle changes. This is especially important when looking for any hemorrhaging, or bleeding, in the eyes due to hypertension or diabetes.
What is there to see inside the eye? I have had many patients with “freckles” in their eyes, something that is usually inocuous, but can be potentially sight- and life-threatening. Hypertension and diabetes are very common these days. One of the first signs is hemorrhaging in the retina. I have had several patients that were unaware of that they even had these conditions, until they came in and had an Optomap. Holes and tears, scar tissue, macular degeneration are all very common things that can also be found in the retina. What a lot of people don’t realize is that vision can still be 20/20 when there could be something in their eyes that threatens their health. Early detection of such serious health concerns is vital. I urge everyone who comes in for an eye exam to have the Optomap Retinal Scan done as part of their Vauvision comprehensive eye exam.”
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