It amazes our team to see the amount of patients who come to our practice for their first visit and have never had a retinal evaluation. The retinal examination is an integral part of the annual, comprehensive eye examination where the eye doctor evaluates the health of the retina — the back wall of the inside of the eye. One way that a retinal evaluation can be performed is by a dilated fundus exam where the eye doctor and the team instill eye drops to open the pupil of the eye thus allowing for a wider view of the back of the eye. The newer way to evaluate the health of the retina is to take a digital photograph of the back of the eye through innovative technology such as the Optomap Digital Retinal Photography. Our practice is proud to offer this technology in both of our offices. The Optomap technology allows for a documented photograph of the patients’ eyes which the patient can view with the doctor in the exam room. In addition to providing a document photo record of the back of the eye which can be used for comparison in the future, our doctors can get a comprehensive view of the back of the eye without having to use any eye drops as we do when we dilate the pupils.
When scheduling your annual eye examination with our team, be confident that our comprehensive eye examination will include an evaluation of the health of the back of the eye — either by dilated fundus examination or Optomap digital retinal photography.