OptoMap Retinal Imaging
Ocean Eye is very proud to use this advanced technology. OptoMap Imaging allows our doctors to evaluate the health of the back of your eyes, the retina, without the use of drops or dilation in most cases. In unique cases where family history, your own ocular history or other risk factors are present, your doctor may determine that a traditional dilation is the best means for evaluation of your retina. The OptoMap allows for a 200 degree view of your retina, compared to just 45 degrees with other cameras. Our office uses OptoMap Imaging during all eye exams. This is a non-covered benefit for our patients and we charge $32.00 per patient for the technology.
Optos was founded and incorporated in 1992 by Douglas Anderson after his then five-year-old son went blind in one eye when a retinal detachment was detected too late. Although his son was having regular eye exams, routine exams were uncomfortable, especially for a child, which made it impossible for the doctor to conduct a complete exam and view the entire retina. Anderson set out to commercialize a patient-friendly retinal image product that encompassed a digital widefield image of the retina in a single capture.