Providing The Most Advanced Eye Care In Sacramento For 50 Years
Our Optometrists are committed to providing their patients with superior medical eye care. Our commitment extends to the technology that we acquire for our practice. The optomap® Retinal Exam is at the cutting edge of technology available to eye doctors. It allows your doctor to see health issues that without this technology would previously have been undetected. Many eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachments can be detected with the optomap®. Additionally it opens up the possibility for your eye doctor to detect diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure which have telltale symptoms when looking at a detailed ultra wide high definition image of your eye.
In short a quick and painless imaging with the optomap® has saved peoples vision and even their lives!
Watch this great video about the optomap®.
What Is The Optomap®?
An optomap® Retinal Exam is:
- A ultra wide image of your retina displaying around 80% of your retina
- Using high definition imaging with a scanning laser and software
- Able to detect many dangerous diseases such as retinal tears, detached retinas, glaucoma, diabetes, diabetes, hypertension/high blood pressure, tumors, macular degeneration.
- The greatest element of this technology is that it is quick, painless, and accurate!
What Is The Procedure?
Before the optomap®, the optometrist would have to dilate the retina to get a clear image, which leaves the patients vision unclear for 4-6 hours (in children as long as 24 hours). Now with the optomap® the patient sits down and the technician adjusts the patient for the correct positioning. The actual picture takes less then a second!
One of the great things about the optomap® is that images are kept in your file, so every time you take a new image, your eye doctor can quickly see if there are any changes from the last time you took one.
The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.