Optomap Retinal Exam

Your eyes are truly a window to your health! Did you know that the retina, which is the light-sensitive layer at the back of your eye, is the only place in your body where blood vessels can be seen directly?  

When your doctor examines your retina during a comprehensive eye exam, they can spot signs of eye disease of which you may not be aware, but they can also see signs of other issues happening inside your body, such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.  

A thorough examination of the retina is an important part of your eye exam, and at Primary Eyecare Associates, we offer the Optomap retinal exam.  

An Optomap Retinal Exam provides: 

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease. 
  • An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more comprehensive view than they can achieve by other means.  
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam. 
  • A permanent record for your medical file, which enables your doctor at Primary Eyecare Associates in Memphis or Arlington to view digital images of your retina and track changes over time.  

What is an Optomap Retinal Exam?   

The Optomap retinal exam is a digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology. It is the only technology that can capture 82% view of your retina at one time.   

Getting an Optomap Retinal Exam is painless and is safe for both children and adults. Nothing touches your eye at any point during the scan. To have the exam, you will be asked to look into device one eye at a time, and you’ll see a flash of light which will let you know that the image of your retina has been taken.   

The scan takes less than a second to complete, and your doctor will review the digital image of your retina with you during your comprehensive eye exam.