Optomap® Retinal Imaging

Why have an optomap retinal image?

Optomap® ultra-wide digital retinal imaging captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image.  Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-12% of your retina at one time.  Early signs of disease can show in the periphery of the retina and go undetected with traditional methods.  An appointment costs just £30.

An optomap image compared to conventional techniques:


Benefits of an optomap retinal image

  • Quick & painless
  • Nothing touches the eye
  • No need for drops to dilate the pupil
  • Suitable for people of all ages, including children

Optomap® images are immediately available on screen.  You can see your own retina in a unique 3D sequence and your optometrist can explain this to you.  Images are saved and can be used for comparison at your next eye exam.

What is the retina?

The retina is the delicate tissue at the back of the eye which sends a picture to your brain enabling you to see.

RetinaWhy check your retina?

The retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly.  This means that in addition to eye conditions (eg AMD, glaucoma, retinal tears/detachments) other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke can also be seen in the retina.  Early detection means successful treatments can be given and reduces the risk to your sight and health.

It's important for your optometrist to check your retina to make sure it is healthy.  Any problems can be detected early and successful treatments given to protect your sight. Even if you are experiencing no symptoms, it is still vital to get your retina checked.

Where is this service available?

Optomap® is available in the following practices:-

Book an appointment at your local practice, an appointment costs just £30.

For more information about Optomap Retinal Imaging, watch the video below.

Please do not substitute the information in these videos for examination and advice from your optometrist. They are meant as a resource of information not a means of diagnosis. You should not ignore symptoms indicative of serious eye complaints. Please contact your practice immediately if you experience pain, vision loss or flashing lights.