Optomap Imaging at Millcreek Optometry Centre
A critical portion of an eye exam is a careful examination of the retina. The retina is a very special and delicate layer inside of the eye that detects light. It is absolutely essential for vision. It can be difficult, however, to get a good view of the inside of the eye because the only way to see inside the eye is through the pupil, which is typically quite small. When doctors use traditional methods to look through the pupil at the retina, they often see only the central 1015% of the retina, unless they instill drops which enlarge the pupils.
At Millcreek Optometry, we have a sophisticated piece of technology called an Optomap which is able to capture an image that shows more than 80% of your retina, without dilation. This allows your Doctor to see much more of the inside of your eye and to have an image of it stored for future reference. There still are some cases where dilation may be necessary but it allows your Doctor to see more of your retina on a routine basis. The Optomap images can help in the detection of conditions like Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Retinal Detachments.
Also, at Millcreek Optometry, we do not charge patients extra when we take Optomap images. Call our clinic or book an appointment with one of our doctors if you have any questions about our Optomap.