People often have heard the saying “the eye is the window to your soul,” but the eye is really also the window to your overall health. Did you know that just by looking at the eye you can tell if someone might have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes? The retina located in the back of the eye is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. Early signs of stroke, heart disease, and even some cancers to name a few can be detected by examining the eye.
We are excited to offer the latest technology Optomap in our office! The Optomap is a panoramic digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology. Images taken by the Optomap show an ultra widefield of the retina, up to 200 degrees or 80% of the back of the eye without the traditional dilation drops. Getting an Optomap image is fast, painless, and comfortable. Ask us about our Optomap the next time you come in for your annual exam!