Optomap Prime… Our cool new machine!
We are always trying to keep up with the newest technology in the eye care field. Not only does it keep us evolving as a practice, it helps us to best serve our customers…aka YOU!
We got a new machine here at TriCounty Eye associates a while ago, and we wanted to make sure our patients know about it. The machine allows us to use Optomap ultra-widefield imaging when doing a routine eye exam. This machine is not offered at other eye care facilities in the area and we are very excited to be able to offer it to you as part of a complete eye exam.
Transforming your vision has never been easier
This process is much easier on you and it gives us a much better image of your retina. To dive a little deeper, this machine allows our doctor to be able to screen your retina for early detection of possible conditions. Some things that can be detected by the Optomap machine are:
- eye conditions
- heart disease
You should love it as much as we do!
The cool thing about this machine is that it lets your doctor look at the retina, which is located at the back of your eye and is normally not visible for eye exams. It also usually won’t require dilation of your eyes. It also is completely noninvasive. The scan won’t cause any discomfort and won’t leave you with blurry vision for 4-6 hours like dilation can.
More benefits of the Optomap machine are that it facilitates early protection from vision impairment, early detection of life-threatening diseases, and more effectively catches early signs of retinal disease. Prior to this technology, imaging would only show 15% of the patient’s retina at once. The Optomap is a digital image of the retina produced by optos scanning laser technology. It is the ONLY technology that can capture 82% of your retina at one time.
Having these images done each time you come in for an exam will also help our doctor to compare year after year to monitor changes in your eye health over time.
Our Optomap deserves the Prime at the end of it’s name!
We are so excited to be able to offer this new technology to our patients. It not only makes your eye exam a bit more comfortable, it offers you a more complete look at your eye health as well as other possible health issues.
Ready to come get your eye exam? Call us today to schedule your appointment!