OPTOMAP RETINAL SCAN
Vision Source of Hendersonville offers the Optomap Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye health assessments. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera. The Optomap Retinal Exam is the only image that provides an ultra-wide 82% view of the retina, allowing your doctor to look at the health of your retina without the need for dilation. Traditional methods only reveal 10-12% of your retina at one time.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. As the retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly, an Optomap can indicate evidence of systemic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers, as well as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments. Even if you have always had great vision your entire life, it's extremely important to maintain annual eye exams to ensure optimal vision and overall eye health.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, safe and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a brief flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The Optomap image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
THE OPTOMAP PROVIDES:
DIGITAL REFRACTION SYSTEM
Most people are familiar with the phrase, "Which is better? One, or two?" and can sometimes have difficulty deciding between the two.
With our Marco TRS-5100 electronic refractive system, we are able to quickly automate the vision testing procedure and allow you to compare prescriptions side-by-side simultaneously, no longer flipping through lenses. This advanced refractive system makes it much easier to distinguish minute changes in lens power for a more accurate prescription.
Many ocular conditions, such as diabetes, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, affect the retina in the back of the eye and can be difficult to detect in their early stages. The Zeiss OCT (which stands for optical coherence tomography) is advanced technology that allows us to scan the layers of the retina and produce an image similar to an ultrasound or an MRI. The ability to analyze an in-depth view below the surface of the retina allows your doctor to detect serious pathology and determine the best course of care. The images are quick, easy and comfortable to obtain and are ready for viewing in less than a minute.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of dry eye symptoms due to a decreased production of oil (lipids) that prevents the eye's tear film from evaporating. These blocked glands within the eyelid can now be restored with heat and gentle massage by the Lipiflow system, the only FDA-approved medical device proven to treat MGD.
It is a simple, 12-minute therapeutic treatment performed right here in our office. To learn more about MGD and the Lipiflow treatment, visit www.dryeyeandmgd.com.
The Oculus Keratograph 5M is an advanced corneal topographer that allows us to quickly and easily measure the surface of the eye and produce detailed, colored maps of the cornea. It also enables us to examine the meibomian glands within the eyelids and evaluate the eye's tear film to help with the detection and treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome.