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Doctors Note: At McDonald Optical in Iowa City, our expert optometrists work hard to make certain procedures like Optomap® Retinal Imaging are easy to understand and undergo. Please stop by today for an eye exam from our accomplished Iowa City eye doctors!
What Is Optomap® Retinal Imaging?
Optomap® Retinal Imaging is an ultra-wide retinal examination that allows eye doctors to view most of the retina. This non-dilating diagnostic tool captures a 200-degree high-resolution image of the retina in less than half a second. It is safe, painless, and perfect for walk-in exams.
What Makes Optomap® Retinal Imaging Better Than Traditional Eye Exams?
Optomap® Retinal Exams are faster, more convenient, and offer a more comprehensive view of the eye than traditional methods used in a dilating eye exam.
Unlike a dilating exam, Optomap® exams allow optometrists to see more of the retina all at once, giving an eye doctor the best understanding of the patient’s unique eye health needs. Whereas a dilated exam is performed by the optometrist widening the pupil (dilating) with eye drops that take about half an hour to be effective and examining the retina by shining a bright light at the pupil and looking into the eye, Optomap® imaging takes a detailed, high-def photo of the eye with a comprehensive view. Better yet, the whole exam lasts only a few seconds, and the image capture only takes a quarter of a second.
The Exam is Fast
By eliminating the time-consuming process of dilating the eyes before an exam, which can take up to 45 minutes, an Optomap appointment takes only a few minutes on average. The image itself can be taken in under a second, and it’s available to review immediately. That means no second visit, no waiting for a phone call, and no wasted time.
Optomap® is Convenient
Patients walk in and out of an Optomap® exam appointment within minutes and can go about their day after the exam as they normally would.
Dilation blurs vision for up to 6 hours after the eye exam. This sometimes means roping a friend into driving, taking a day off work, and throwing a whole day out of whack after a dilating eye exam. Since Optomap Retinal Imaging is a non-dilating diagnostic tool, patients can walk in and out of their exam within minutes. No designated driver required.
It's Some of the Best Imaging on the Market
Whereas a traditional eye exam involves an eye doctor examining the eye with a bright light and diagnosing at the moment, Optomap exams capture a 200-degree image in around a quarter of a second. The speed and convenience of Optomap Retinal Imaging allow the patient to see the image during their visit, and the image capture acts as a record for future comparisons or second opinions.
*Dilation may still be recommended for certain patients at the discretion of the optometrist.
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