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The Optomap (digital image of the retina) is recommended annually for every patient UNLESS a waiver is signed.
At Family Vision Associates, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best possible standard of care. Because of this our doctors want ALL patients to have a digital image of the retina annually with the new scanning digital imaging system called the Optomap. The Optomap is a 200 degree laser, digital, image of the retina. It is a permanent record of the back of the eye, an eye scan, much like a body scan. The Optomap provides early detection of Diabetes, Hypertension and many retinal diseases. The fee is only $35.00 (it is not usually covered by insurance).
Retinal problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes, retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy can now be seen without dilation for most patients.
Early detection is crucial!