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Optomap® & Benefits
Posted by: South Georgia / North Florida Eye Partners in News
What is optomap®? Simply put, an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic photo which can help with early detection of everything from vision impairment to life-threatening diseases.
The unique optomap view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams. Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and this reduces the risk to your sight and health.
An optomap exam is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time, and it is suitable for adults and children. During the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (much like looking into a keyhole), and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops are not usually necessary, but depending upon your condition, your South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners eye care professional may decide to dilate. The capture takes less than a second, and the results are available for review immediately. You see exactly what your doctor sees – even in a 3D animation!
Our team loves optomap technology – early detection is key to successful treatment of many health issues, not just vision problems. Besides protection from vision impairment or blindness, optomap can lead to early detection of cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease and other non-vision related health issues.
Call South Georgia North Florida Eye Partners today to set up your eye care exam and optomap imaging. We look forward to helping you see the future today!
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Source: optomap.com and American Optometric Association