What is Optomap® Scanning?
Bringing the most advanced technology to our patients, Newby & Padley recommend OPTOMAP® ultra-wide digital retinal imaging as part of your comprehensive eye examination.
An Optomap® image provides a bigger picture and more clinical information which allows the early detection, management and effective treatment of disorders and diseases of the retina, such as retinal detachments, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Retinal imaging can also indicate evidence of non-eye or systemic diseases such as hypertension and certain cancers.
You can watch a video of how Optomap® Scans are carried out here.
Taking an Optomap® image is painless, easy and eye drops are not required. We have imaged children as young as 6 years old.
The majority of Optomap® retinal scans do not require any dilating drops. In cases where the pupils are extremely small, a better image may be obtained by using drops.
No. It is completely comfortable and the scan takes less than a second.
Optomap® is able to spot potential problems before they develop into something more serious.
Optomap® allows us to examine more than 80% of your retina, which is five times more than standard digital retinal photography.
Some of the first signs of diseases such as stroke, diabetes and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have other symptoms. An Optomap® makes it easier to see them.
Optomap® images are created by non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers. No adverse health effects have been reported in over 50 million sessions.
Yes. In fact, many vision problems begin in early childhood, so it's important for children to receive quality routine eye care.
This is a decision that should be made by your optometrist. However, it is generally recommended that you have an Optomap® each time you have an eye exam.