Vision Source of Hendersonville offers the Optomap Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye health assessments. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera. The Optomap Retinal Exam is the only image that provides an ultra-wide 82% view of the retina, allowing your doctor to look at the health of your retina without the need for dilation. Traditional methods only reveal 10-12% of your retina at one time.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. As the retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly, an Optomap can indicate evidence of systemic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers, as well as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments. Even if you have always had great vision your entire life, it's extremely important to maintain annual eye exams to ensure optimal vision and overall eye health.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, safe and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a brief flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The Optomap image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.