Ocular diseases can be detected by an optometrist before a patient notices any symptoms, which is why making regular eye exam appointments is central to maintaining your eye health. A few optometry clinics in Canada, including all FYidoctors and Visique locations, use innovative diagnostic instruments that allow for better vision analysis and earlier vision correction diagnosis. The Optomap Retinal Scanner offers optometrists one of the most advanced means to evaluate retinal health and determine if injury or disease is present.
The Optomap Retinal Scanner provides a comprehensive digital image of a patient’s eye. In the past, optometrists could examine perhaps 30 degrees of an individual’s retina; however, the Optomap affords eye care professionals the opportunity to analyze up to 200 degrees of the same eye structure with a highly defined and magnified scanned image. The procedure can be done as part of an individual’s normal outpatient eye exam and may not necessitate eye dilation.
Because optometrists can view an enlarged area of the retina, they can more easily detect many eye diseases that may go unnoticed with a conventional eye exam. Glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes are all potentially vision-threatening disorders that can be detected at an earlier stage with the Optomap Retinal Scanner.
With early detection comes more effective vision correction treatment. Currently, diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes have no cure. Once damage has been done to the eye structure from these disorders, it cannot be reversed. That’s why early diagnosis is crucial to maintaining a person’s eyesight. Many optometry centres offer disease management services that can slow down and help minimize the effects of the eye condition, making it even more vital that individuals schedule regular optometry checkups for their continued eyesight health.
When was the last time you had an eye exam? FYidoctors provides thorough eye exams at each of our facilities across Canada. Please visit our website to find your local FYidoctors location and schedule an appointment today.