The Optomap is a state-of-the-art imaging system, which captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Other methods typically reveal only 10 to 15% of your retina at one time.
The retina is a delicate lining at the back of the eye. Light strikes through the retina through a lens in your eye and produces a picture which is then sent to the brain, enabling you to see. An unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to the brain, resulting in impaired vision or blindness.
Being able to see most of your retina at once allows your optometrist more time to review your images and educate you regarding health of your eye. As a digital image, this will be stored and can be reviewed each year. The Optomap enhances your optometrist's ability to detect even the earliest signs of disease that appears on your retina.