Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not even notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.
An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:
- A scan to confirm a healthy eye or to detect the presence of disease
- An overview or map of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your Doctor to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable, and allows Dr. Ayles to see over six times as much of your retina than is seen with a conventional exam.
Please note: Provincial Insurance does not cover the Optomap Retinal Exam. This means that you would be responsible for the charges. Dr. Ayles strongly believes the Optomap Retinal Exam is an essential part of your comprehensive eye exam and highly recommends it for all patients once per year. Our fee for the Optomap Retinal Exam is $39.00.