During a routine eye exam, your eye care specialist needs to take a careful look at the condition of your retina for any signs of disease or abnormalities. The retina is located toward the back of the eye, so they will use an Optomap screening to look at this sensitive area. At River City Vision Center in Jacksonville, FL, our optometry team is committed to providing you with high-quality vision care.
What is an Optomap Exam?
The tissue around the retina is very sensitive and susceptible to disease. If left unaddressed, these diseases can lead to partial or total vision loss. However, if they are detected early, most can be treated. In the past, your pupils were dilated to allow the eye to be properly examined. However, many patients viewed this as inconvenient and uncomfortable. Optomap exams allow a technician to quickly generate a computer image of the retina. This allows our optometrist to immediately review the condition of the retina without having to dilate the eyes.
Benefits of Optomap Screening
There are many benefits to Optomap screening. First, it’s a fast and easy screening procedure. Secondly, the eyes don’t have to be dilated. Many patients appreciate this because they don’t have to endure the temporary sensitivity to light and mild discomfort that follow pupil dilation. The image produced during the scan can be reviewed by our eye doctor, giving us a better understanding of the health of your eyes. From our doctor’s standpoint, it gives them an in-depth scan of the retina to better identify any areas of abnormalities or signs of potential disease. The image produced by the Optomap screening becomes part of your permanent medical record, making it easier for us to track your eye health over time.
Eye Testing in Jacksonville, FL
At River City Vision Center in Jacksonville, FL, our optometrist offers Optomap testing as part of regular eye exams. This is because it provides the most comprehensive image of the retina and interior of your eye. The high level of information this type of eye testing provides us with allows us to offer the best possible vision care. Optomap scanning is also much more comfortable and convenient than traditional methods of retinal examination. Your eyes can be affected by serious conditions such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can also impact eye health. These conditions and more can be identified through eye testing. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (904) 696-2027.