Optomap Retinal Exam
Carmel Mountain Vision Care proudly offers our patients the most advanced retinal screening technology! Our ability to view your internal retinal health is dramatically improved with the Optomap. Your doctors are concerned about retinal problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments and diabetic retinopathy (all of which can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness). Additionally, systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected during a retinal exam.
The Optomap provides an annual eye wellness scan, an in depth view of the retinal layers (where disease can start). It provides us the ability to show you your images today during your exam. The Optomap is a permanent record for your medical file, which gives your doctor comparisons for tracking and diagnosing potential eye disease. There is a nominal fee of $20.00 to view these images with your doctor.
The Optomap is fast, safe, and comfortable. It does NOT require dilating drops (which result in blurred vision and sensitivity to light.) Note that certain medical or eye conditions may require the adjunctive use of drops, in which case we will notify you.