What is an optomap?

The optomap is a panoramic digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology.  It is the only technology that can show a wide 82% view of your retina at one time.

Why is a retinal exam so important?

Some of the first signs of diseases such as stroke, diabetes and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have other symptoms.  An optomap makes it easier to see them.

How will optomap benefit me?

An optomap’s wide view of the retina may help your eye doctor detect problems more quickly and easily.  Unlike traditional retinal exams, the optomap image can be saved for future comparisons.

Optomap Retinal exam as seen on Dr. Oz:

As seen on The Doctors:


Is an optomap safe for children?

Yes.  In fact, many vision problems begin in early childhood, so it’s important for children to receive quality routine eye care.

Does it hurt?

No.  It is completely comfortable and the scan takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review.  You can see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practioner sees.

How often should I have an optomap?

This is a decision that should be made by your doctor.  However, it is generally recommended that you have an optomap each time you have an eye exam.

Would the dilation test still be needed?

Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but your eye carepractioner will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions.

More optomap related videos:
Visial Field ew`
The Visual Field Screening Test measures and electronically records the maximum range of the  peripheral vision of your eyes.

This test can help eye doctors find early signs of diseases like Glaucoma that damage vision gradually. Some people with Glaucoma do not notice any issues with their vision, but the Visual Field Test shows that peripheral vision is being lost. 

“Visual Field Testing” Disease and Conditions
myClevelandClinic.org., 12 February 2013
While eye exams generally includea look at the field of view that youare capable of seeing, a thoroughscreening of your peripheral rangeand the electronic recording of it allows for year over year comparison, which is crucial forearly detection of small deviations or anomalies.