The key to having and maintaining healthy eyes is in the early detection of potential problems.
As with any disease, early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevent vision loss.
Clay Eye offers Optomap imaging, which shows us a 200-degree ultrawide view of your retina. This provides our patients with the greatest chance of earlier disease detection and treatment.
What is an Optos?
The Optos® Retinal Screening is an important part of our routine eye exams. It produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides our doctor with an ultrawide view to look at the health of your retina.
The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without your knowledge. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
An Optos® Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optos® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows our doctor to view your images each year to look for changes.
The Optos® Retinal Screening is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The Optos® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
The Optomap screening tool is an alternative to, but not a substitution for, a dilated exam.
Our doctors still recommend a dilated eye exam at least once every two years. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor what role the Optomap can play in your comprehensive eye care.
Who is a good candidate for the Optos Screening?
Everyone! Our providers recommend everyone to have this scan annually for us to monitor any changes in the back of the eye. This helps early detection of pathology and gives us the ability to have documented imaging of diseases.