Why have an optomap retinal
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
Benefits of an optomap retinal
- 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.
Why 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
Where is this service
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.