Benefits of an optomap Image

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.

Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.


A complete retinal health evaluation is an essential part of your comprehensive eye exam to detect ocular conditions and diseases many of which have no apparent symptoms and may cause blindness. Our Doctors require all patients, including children, to have a complete retinal health evaluation annually. Medical conditions such as hypertention, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and cancer, can have significant impact on retinal health. Diabetic patients, patients with known retinal issues or reduced vision will also have retinal imaging performed. A family history of any medical conditions increases your risk for disease

The retinal evaluation is commonly done by dilating your pupils with drops, giving the doctor a wide view into the eye to detect disease that would otherwise be missed. Your vision plan covers dilation in full.

We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best possible standard of care using the latest in technology. Imaging scans help provide you and your doctor a more thorough method of examining your retinal health. The doctor can evaluate retinal health with the use of Optomap which gives the doctor a 200 degree view into the eye without the need for drops. It also provides a digital image which is maintained in your record for future comparison.

In addition to the Optomap, we also perform an OCT scan (similar to an ultrasound) of your retina which helps to screen you for changes that are occurring underneath the retina that cannot normally be seen and which could put you at risk for eye disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinopathy.

These retinal imagining scans have a value of $150. Imaging is not fully covered by your vision plan so your co-pay would only be $49. All retinal imaging scans will be reviewed with you by the doctor.

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