Optomap Imaging

If you are looking for reliable eye care in Calgary, Southwood Eyecare is ready to assist you. One tool we often use to offer our patients the highest quality eye care is Optomap imaging. Optomap imaging provides our optometrist with the clearest possible view of your retina, allowing us to identify and address any conditions that may have otherwise gone undetected. Following are the befits of Optomap imaging and how our eye doctor uses it to provide you with the best possible eye care.


What is Optomap Imaging?

Optomap imaging is a tool that provides our eye doctor with a 3D view of 82% of your retina. This is one of the clearest and concise views of the human retina available from any imaging tool. With Optomap imaging, our optometrist will be better able to diagnose and treat eye issues.  

Advantages of Optomap Imaging

Other advantages of Optomap imaging include:

  • Full 3D model: A full 3D model will give our optometrist the clearest view of your retina. The image will show a representation of occupied areas as well as free space. This 3D model also allows for a full exploration of the environment. 
  • Updatable: An Optomap image is modifiable. As your condition changes, your model can be updated. This allows our optometrist to track conditions as they progress.
  • Compact: The image can be stored easily on a disk, flash drive, or memory chip. This allows for easy storage and portability. 

What Happens During an Optomap Exam?

The entire Optomap imaging process is fast, painless, and easy to handle for people of almost all medical conditions. During the imaging session, the patient will simply look into a device. A painless flash of light will indicate an image has been taken. Optomap imaging is available at our office and can be completed in a short amount of time. 

What can an Optomap detect?

An Optomap imaging test can detect both ocular and systemic disease. Here are some of the conditions that can be detected with Optomap imaging:

  • Macular degeneration, a loss of clear sight in the center field of vision.
  • Retinal holes, which are little breaks or cracks in the retina. 
  • Retinal detachments, which is a condition where a thin layer of tissue (retina) becomes detached from its blood vessels. 
  • Hypertension, which is high blood pressure.
  • Diabetic retinopathy, a diabetic condition that affects the eye. 

Eye Doctor in Calgary

At Southwood Eyecare, our optometrist has years of experience providing Calgary residents with reliable vision care services. For more information on Optomap imaging or to schedule an appointment, call us at (403) 253-8803.


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