Optomap

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

"Here's your optic nerve. This whole area here is nerve tissue," says Dr. John Breiwa.

The newest advancement in ophthalmology not only tests your eye, but it can also detect signs of other diseases that affect you overall health.

"We can move it all around and see all the structures."

A typical trip to the eye doctor can be a hassle if you have to have your eyes dilated and wait around at the doctor’s office.

"So, for people who don't like their eyes dilated, this is good. There's a good way that we can do a very thorough view of their retina.

Optomap offers a retina exam without pupil dilation, while giving the doctor a 200 degree view of your retina.

"Using a standard othalascope we get a 35 degree view with intense bright lights. And then you have to look in all different directions just to make sure you're covering the entire area."

Anyone who doesn't have time to have their eyes dilated or simply doesn't enjoy it can have the Optomap screening instead.

"We'd like to see everybody do it. As you can tell it's very easy. Plus, this is a permanent record. This is there forever."

All vision records from the Octomap can be stored in the computers hard drive and emailed to specialists around the country if needed.


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