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Optomap: Wide Field Retinal Imaging
Optomap Retinal Imaging
State of the art equipment that allows for ULTRA WIDE-FIELD imaging of the health of the retina (inside of your eye). A full 200 degree view is snapped in less than a second! The retina is the ONLY place in your body were blood vessels can be viewed directly. This means that in addition to eye diseases (for example macular degeneration or glaucoma) signs of other systemic diseases (for example stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina.
Early signs of these condition can show up in your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While your doctors at McDonald Eye Care have and will continue to meticulously watch the health of the inside of your eyes. The Optomap gives you an opportunity to see what we see AND allows us to watch for subtle changes inside of your eye.
Keys are effective AND efficient:
- Early Detection
- Early Prevention
The Experience: The Optomap photo 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 flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. This image can be taken without drops, but your doctor will discuss if drops are necessary based on YOUR eye condition.
- Your doctor will review the images, show you exactly what they see!
- Safe for patients of any age – no adverse effects have ever been reported
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Optomap Question and Answers
Why should I get an Optomap Image?
Optomap serves as a digital image as part of your permanent medical record. We can show you what we see inside of your eye AND gives you an ultra-wide field image that allows us to monitor for subtle changes.
What is the cost?
There is a $29.00 fee associated with the test includes the retinal imaging performed by the technician and the doctors in-depth review and explanation of your images.
Why is it not covered by insurance?
Your insurance will only cover medically necessary testing of the eye. If you have a medical necessary reason to perform the test, you will be refunded the screening fee and your Optomap Plus image will be billed to your insurance.
Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Spending?
Yes, health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts allow you to pay for services provided by practitioner.
Do I still need to get dilated?
An Optomap image will not eliminate dilation indefinitely. Based on your individual case, your doctor will determine if you need to be dilated. They will recommend whatever is best for your ocular health.
What is the difference between the other pre-tests performed at previous eye exams?
The eye examination pre-tests are:
- Zeiss I-Profiler Autorefractor and Keratomoeter: measures a baseline for your glasses prescription and provides a topographical map of the shape of the eye.
- Icare Tonomoeter: measures the pressure inside of your eye for risk of diseases like glaucoma
- Blood Pressure: high blood pressure can cause blindness and it can be a “silent killer”. This is required by federal law.
- NOW our pre-tests can include Optomap Retinal Scan: imaging of the inside back of the eye (retina) that allows you and your doctor to closely monitor the health of the retina.
I am young (or young at heart) and otherwise healthy, do I still need this scan?
Our doctors strongly recommend the retinal scan because it is used as a tool to monitor for small changes in your eye, year after year. Additionally, it allows us to better educate you on what we see inside of your eye!