Retinal Imaging-Optos

OptosWhile 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. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick, painless, and may not require dilation drops.

What is the Optomap?

The optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system 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 eye exam to life.

What is your retina?

The retina is the delicate lining at the back of the eye and is like the film in a camera. It receives light through the lens in your eye and produces a picture which is then sent to the brain, enabling you to see.

Why is the retina important?

Normal Retina
Normal Retina Metastatic Cancer

It is important to make sure that your retina is healthy. An unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals and this can result in impaired vision or blindness. If detected early, most retinal conditions and other diseases can be treated successfully. Although you may see clearly, it is still important to have your retina checked. The retina has no nerve endings and may not feel pain so there may be a problem that you are not aware of. Bringing the most advanced technology to our patients, we recommend optomap® ultra-wide digital retinal imaging as part of your comprehensive eye exam today.

An Optomap Retinal Exam Provides:


  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye, or to detect the presence of disease
  • An overview or map of your retina, giving your doctor a more detail view than be achieved by other means
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your Doctor to important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination

The Optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable. The scanner needs to work for 0.25 seconds for a 200 degree map.