Retinal Imaging with the Optomap: Your Map to Eye Health!

Retinal health is crucial for long-lasting vision, and thanks to recent advancements in optical technology, today’s eye care professionals can now get a comprehensive view of the retina like never before. Optomap retinal imaging stands at the forefront of this revolution, offering myriad benefits to optical patients while increasing efficiency and ease for all concerned. Kirman Eye is proud to offer this state-of-the-art service to our patients.

A Panoramic View Like No Other

Optomap’s ultra-widefield retinal imaging is groundbreaking. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-100 degrees of the retina at a time. But Optomap technology shatters this limitation by providing an incredible 200-degree view of the retina in a single image—that’s an astounding 82% of the retina!

This expansive view is not just impressive—it’s critical. With it, eye care professionals can see not only the central pole but also the mid-periphery and periphery of the retina simultaneously. This comprehensive perspective is crucial for detecting and managing conditions that might otherwise go unnoticed with smaller-field images.

An Anatomically Correct Image You Can Trust

Optomap is the sole provider of a clinically validated, anatomically correct image of the retina. What does this mean for patients? It ensures that what your optical health provider views on the screen is a true representation of your retinal structure, enabling precise assessments and treatments.

An Optomap retinal exam allows your eye doctor to capture more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. This unique technology helps in detecting underlying eye diseases and enables greater efficiency when monitoring treatment for existing ocular diseases.

When detected early, many retinal problems can be treated to prevent vision loss.

Benefits of Optomap

There are multiple benefits provided by an Optomap retinal exam, and since the Optomap can usually be performed without pupil dilation, it can be a great option for patients reluctant or unable to have their pupils dilated.

In addition to checking the mechanical factors related to your vision, the exam also maps and images your entire eye – providing your eye care professional with extremely detailed information about your overall eye health. An Optomap eye exam provides:

  • An image taken with a brief flash, more manageable for any patients with light sensitivity
  • A recorded, savable image usable for future comparisons with further digital images to detect changes in your retinal health over time
  • Diagnosis of possible vision problems that typically manifest only at night (such as starbursts and halos)
  • Early detection of potential or developing eye disease (cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma)
  • Early detection of other serious diseases (eye cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke)
  • Early detection of retinal disease, enabling early treatment to protect against potential vision loss
  • Diabetic screening – retinal eye scans can spot early signs of eye damage caused by diabetes, even before you notice any symptoms
  • A detailed corneal topography, usable for advanced contact lens fitting procedures

An Integrated Cutting Edge Platform for Detailed Analysis and Enhanced Care

The integration of hardware and software in Optomap facilitates a seamless exploration of the retina’s intricate details. These multiple imaging modalities allow eye care professionals to see more pathologies and treat diseases more effectively.

Optomap doesn’t rely on conventional white light, which is more commonly used in most devices. Instead, it utilizes low-powered laser wavelengths that scan the retina simultaneously. This innovation allows the examination of the retinal substructures within their distinct laser separations. This level of detail potentially allows for the early detection of diseases and eye conditions.

Retinal imaging with Optomap is more than just an eye exam; it’s a crucial component of maintaining your overall health. Conditions often first detected in the eye can indicate other health issues occurring in the body, so a comprehensive retinal view is invaluable.

Why Kirman Eye Chooses Optomap

At Kirman Eye, we understand that eye health is essential to quality of life. That’s why we employ Optomap retinal imaging to ensure we are leveraging the most comprehensive and advanced technology to manage your ocular health. We first adopted the use of Optomap imaging in 2004, and our 20-year reliance on Optomap as part of our eye care services is an ample indication of our ongoing commitment to a greater standard of care. Whether you’re visiting for a routine check-up or to manage an ongoing condition, Optomap provides us with a superior tool to help us serve you better.

Choosing Kirman Eye for your optical care means choosing a partner committed to preserving and enhancing your vision. With Optomap retinal imaging, you have the assurance that we have the best tools at our disposal to keep your eyes healthy for years to come.

We invite you to experience the difference with Optomap at Kirman Eye. See more, discover more, and live your life with the full clarity and healthy view that you deserve!

Your partners at Kirman Eye are passionately dedicated to providing our patients with the best and most effective eye-care options available when anticipating all of your optical needs.

Contact us to work with you today!