Great news! Sparks & Feros Optometrists is officially the first eye care provider in the Carlingford-Epping areas to offer patients high resolution Optomap® Ultra-Wide Digital Retinal imaging. The Optomap® system is a scanning laser ophthalmoscope that captures an image of virtually the entire retina.
“I am extremely pleased to offer this new technology to my patients,” said Principal Optometrist, Norm Sparks.
“Most patients feel they should only be examined when they need a change in prescription.
In reality, the most important part of the examination is determining the health of the retina. The Optomap® provides us with a permanent digital image which I can manipulate and magnify to have the most comprehensive view of the back of the eye in order to better and more effectively discover abnormalities that may be present.”
We have the new the Optomap® Tx 200 system non-invasively captures an instantaneous, ultra-wide field digital scan of the retina, revealing important information for the comprehensive evaluation of systemic and ocular health. The 200 degree internal scan captured in a quarter of a second enhances clinical care, patient satisfaction and practice efficiency. It is performed quickly and easily enabling practitioners to spend more time analysing, diagnosing and educating rather than gathering information. Optomap® imaging is performed as an initial step in a comprehensive eye exam, giving practitioners a tool to help discover retinal disease. This offers an opportunity to diagnose eye conditions – as well as other health conditions – early. Importantly, it enables the practitioner to effectively determine the next course of action.
Early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevents vision loss. Optomap® imaging should be performed annually regardless of symptoms, thereby allowing optometrists to observe subtle changes occurring as patient’s age.