How Does Optomap Work?
***UPDATED March 2020-We have now upgraded to the Optos® California which we will be part of our comprehensive eye examinations.***
David Burghardt Vision Care is proud to offer the very latest in retinal imaging technology, with the Optos® California
Your retina (located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina.
Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.
The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.
With California, Optos has incorporated new hardware and software technology enabling practitioners to see more, discover more and eﬀectively treat more ocular pathology thus promoting patient health.
In addition to the benefits found with all of the UWF devices from Optos such as 200 degrees or up to 82% of the retina captured in a single image, in multiple modalities, as well as eyecare professionals being able to see 50% more of the retina when compared to other conventional imaging devices, California icg, offers the following benefits:
– Motorized head and chin rest to more easily assist those patients requiring additional assistance during imaging
– Multiple imaging modalities including; 3-in-1 color depth imaging (color, red-free and choroidal in a single image) as well as autoﬂuorescence. and interweaved angiography which enables parallel capture of fa and icg images without manually switching between imaging modalities
Benefits of an Optomap The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:
– optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness – Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through 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 might not be necessary, but your optometrist will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions. The capture 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 – even in a 3D animation.
Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health
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VISUAL STRESS ASSESSMENT
If you feel you or your child may be suffering from Visual Stress initially you will need to book an appointment for an eye examination with one of our Optometrists (Children under 19 in full time education are entitled to a free examination under the NHS)