Retinal Imaging for early detection of vision problems
Best wide eye photography without eye drops:
Your retina (located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina.
Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.
A recent study in 2021 showed that 72% of over 55’s wanted advanced imaging in their eye examination and 66% were willing to pay extra for this in depth examination.
How Do You Do Retina Imaging?
Optos imaging systems are present in both our practices, Daytona (Earls Colne) and California ( Frinton on Sea). both of these cameras are the latest versions of the first Optomap ultra wide camera.
These modern ultra-wide digital eye imaging provides a most comprehensive routine examination of the inside of your eye without the use of dilation drops. A permanent record is kept for future use.
What Is Optos Imaging?
Optos is emerging as the new standard for primary eye care and retinal imaging. The device is the ideal way for a routine comprehensive retinal examination. The California version is especially designed to be used for patients with mobility issues and patients of a shorter stature.
Optos imaging vs older technology:
Optos imaging in diabetic patients vs older technology cameras which need eye drops.
Optomap ultra-wide digital eye imaging provides the most comprehensive routine examination of the inside of your eye. It is also suitable for Diabetics. A permanent record is kept for future use. We have the only local Optos laser eye cameras available in the high street.
“The results of several previous clinical studies comparing optomap® UWF images have indicated that there is substantial agreement with ETDRS 7-standard film photographs and dilated fundus examination in determining diabetic retinopathy severity”
Where To Find Retina Imaging Clinics In Colchester?
Examples of eye problems detected with Optos
Retinal Imaging Early Detection
Retinal imaging allows doctors to get a much wider digital view of the retina. It doesn’t replace a regular eye exam, but adds another layer of precision to it
My story started simply enough with floaters. As a medium to high myope I had always seen small floaty bits in my field of vision but these new ones were more intrusive. I assumed, given my age, that they were probably the result of a Posterior Vitreous Detachment so no immediate cause for concern. However, despite having done a battery of subjective tests on myself I was worried enough to make an appointment with a colleague who had an Optomap.
When To See Simon Kleyn Optician - Optometrist
Make an appointment for an eye test / examination if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or flashes of light, sudden eye pain, or sudden headache, call us straight away.
History Of Optomap
Explore the history and technology behind the new generation of retinal scanners
“Douglas Anderson is the inventor of a revolutionary, ultra widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscope, the technology behind the optomap retinal exam.”