Our practice is proud to offer all of our patients with the most highly advanced and sophisticated technology available in retinal examination. It is the doctor’s prefered method for checking the health of your eyes.
This instrument will enhance our ability to detect and monitor retinal defects associated with diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. Through this digital imaging of the retina, we can observe early changes in the eyes relating to glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Just as your dentist takes x-rays of your teeth, or mammograms are used for early detection, your eyes deserve the same quality care.
Digital Retinal Imaging provides:
- Early detection of eye diseases
- A fast, safe, easy, and comfortable way to obtain a 200 degree, in–depth view of the retinal layers (where disease can start) without dilating your pupils
- A permanent record for your medical file, which allows for tracking and diagnosing potentially dangerous eye disease
The fee to cover retinal imaging is $39. Our doctors will review your images with you during your exam and you can have the images emailed to you for your personal records.
This test can be performed instead of dilation on most patients. Your doctor may still need to dilate your eyes. The eye drops take about 20-30 minutes to take effect and can last up to 5 hours. You may experience difficulty reading for a couple of hours. Sunglasses must also be worn when outdoors during this time. The fee for dilation is included in your examination.
Doctors recommend both procedures for the most comprehensive exam. If you decline both you may be at risk of permanent or partial blindness.
Our doctors ask that you choose either or both methods for the retinal examination. If you have any questions, please ask!