The Optomap is a cutting-edge retinal imaging technology that allows eye care professionals to capture a wide, detailed, and instantly viewable digital scan of the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops. This advanced laser imaging technique provides an ultra-widefield image of the back of the eye, where potential vision-threatening diseases can be detected, making it an essential tool in the early detection of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and more.
At Atlanta Eye Group, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the highest possible standard of care, which is why we now require Optomap retinal scans for all patients during their annual comprehensive eye exams. In most cases, patients will not need to be dilated as frequently when the Optomap is performed. The cost of the screening is $39 and is typically not covered by insurance. The Optomap images will be reviewed with the patient by the doctor during their exam.
Optomap retinal imaging offers numerous benefits for both eye care professionals and patients. It provides an in-depth view of the retina, improving the ability to detect eye diseases in their early stages. Patients appreciate the technology as it eliminates the need for uncomfortable eye dilation, and many enjoy being able to see their retinas. The Optomap procedure is quick, comfortable, and easy, taking less than a second to complete the actual scan. The images captured become part of the patient's medical record, allowing for comparison and tracking of eye health over time. At Atlanta Eye Group, we believe in a higher standard of care, and the Optomap technology plays a vital role in our commitment to maintaining the best possible eye health for our patients.