Dr. Schmitt and Dr. Nichols are pleased to inform you that during your next visit to our office, you will experience the benefits of the latest high technology in primary eyecare – the Optomap® Retinal Exam.
This scanning laser ophthalmoscope is a wellness screening tool that assists us in the evaluation of your retina. With the Optomap, we can discover any abnormalities or confirm the health of your retina, diagnose any potentially harmful diseases and determine the best course of action.
An annual comprehensive eye exam is an important component of your health care regimen. These yearly check-ups enable us to test your vision and are also important to examine the inside and back area of your eye, known as the retina.
The sensitive tissue that makes up the retina is susceptible to a variety of diseases that could lead to loss of vision or in some cases blindness. The early detection of any retinal abnormality is crucial to maintaining your ocular and systemic health. It is important to understand that in most cases of eye disease, in early stages, you will experience no signs or symptoms.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is a simple procedure. In less than a second, with one click of a button, this instrument non-invasively generates a high resolution, digital, color image. This image becomes a part of your permanent medical record and enables us to enhance the digital image to see more of your retina, measure aspects of your eye and magnify some of the finer details.
We can also track changes in your eye over time by comparing each year’s Optomap. In addition, you take a more active role in your eye care by reviewing the images with your doctor and learning about how to “Protect Your Vision.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Optomap, visit the Optomap site. We highly recommend you have an Optomap exam during your next visit. The Optomap Retinal Exam contributes to our standard of care and improves patient education and satisfaction.
We are dedicated to offering our patients the best eye care possible. Dr. Schmitt and Dr. Nichols look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!