Memorial Eye Institute has recently invested in the new Optos® UWF™ retinal imaging device, California. This unique technology will allow our doctors to perform a more thorough exam of your retina than previously possible.
In less than one second, the Optos® California captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time. This allows your doctor to detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams. Early detection means that we can administer treatment sooner thus reducing possible risk to your vision and overall heath.
Why should I have a retinal scan?
Stroke, diabetes and some cancers can be detected by examination of the retina and in some cases before you experience other symptoms.
How often should I have a retinal scan?
Your doctor is the best person to decide how frequently you should have an eye exam. We typically recommend taking a retinal image of your eyes at each exam.
Do you recommend retinal scans for children?
Yes. Many eye conditions develop in early childhood; therefore we recommend routine eye exams for children that include taking a retinal image.
Does having a retinal scan require dilation?
In most cases dilation is not needed; however there are some cases where your doctor may feel dilation is needed.
The Optos® California is another reason why you can trust your family’s vision to our family of experts. Click here or call us at 800-832-2020 to schedule an exam today.