What is an Optomap?

26th Jun 2024

In the field of optometry, new technologies are changing how we examine and treat eye health, one of these innovations is Optomap. What is an Optomap? It’s a device that helps optometrists see more of the retina to better detect eye conditions. Let’s explore what Optomap does and how it helps patients.

What is an Optomap?

Optomap uses advanced imaging to take wide-angle digital pictures of the retina. Unlike older methods that may require eye dilation and only show small parts of the retina, Optomap captures up to 200 degrees of the retina in one image using laser technology.

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The Optomap

Many of our patients remark that they have experienced the most thorough eye examination of their lives after an L&F Eyecare appointment!

We credit the Optomap which captures more than 82% of the retina in a single capture – more than a 50% improvement on the next closest imaging device. We incorporate the Optomap into every comprehensive eye examination.

These machines are incredible – they scan the eye 53,000 times per second (!) which gives us a comprehensive look at the health of your eyes. With optomap auto-montage, up to 97% or 220⁰ of the retina can be imaged with the multi-capture, montaging functionality.

At L&F Eyecare, we are thrilled to offer this incredible technology that enables us to SEE more, DISCOVER more and TREAT our patient diseases and pathologies, more effectively.

Benefits of Optomap for You:

1. Comfortable and Simple Examination:

Optomap often doesn’t need eye dilation, so you’ll have a more comfortable experience without blurry vision or sensitivity to light afterward.

2. Thorough Check-Up:

Optomap gives our optometrists a wider view of the retina, making it easier to spot early signs of eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Finding these issues early can help protect your vision.

3. Understanding and Engagement:

Patients can see detailed images of their own retinas, helping them understand their eye health better. This helps them learn why regular eye check-ups and following treatment plans are important.

4. Time-Saving:

Optomap is fast, which means less time in the exam chair compared to older methods. This helps both patients and optometrists make the most of their time.

5. Tracking Changes:

The clear images from Optomap can be kept as records. This helps optometrists track changes in eye health over time and adjust treatments as needed.

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The incredible detail that can be captured by the Optomap

Experience the Future of Eye Care

Optomap is a big step forward in how optometrists care for patients’ eyes. It makes eye exams more comfortable, diagnoses eye problems earlier, and helps keep your vision healthy.

Whether it’s time for your next eye check-up or you’re curious about new eye care technologies, talk to our optometry team about trying Optomap. Your vision is important, and Optomap can help keep it clear and healthy.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can book online or contact us directly. Take charge of your eye health today!

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