We are proud to be considered innovators in optometry and invest heavily in new technology to bring you the very best eyecare available. As such, we will be trialing an Optos Daytona retinal imaging device the week commencing the 16th October. This will be free of charge to our clients during this week only  whist the unit is on trial. If you’d like to take advantage of this, speak to one of our reception staff and get them to book you in. to find out more, call us on 01202 484 888.

A little more on the Optos Daytona and Optomap retinal imaging.

How does your optometrist normally examine the retina?

Examining the retina is challenging. Your
optometrist looks through your pupil to examine
the back of your eye. Traditional viewing methods
can be effective, but difficult to perform and are
carried out manually without any digital record.

How does the Daytona help?
The Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging
system captures more than 80% of your retina in
one panoramic image. Traditional methods typically
reveal only 10-15% of your retina at one time.

The unique Optomap ultra-wide view enhances
your optometrist’s ability to detect even the earliest
signs of disease that appear on your retina. Seeing
most of the retina at once allows your optometrist
more time to review your images and educate you
about your eye health. Numerous clinical studies
have demonstrated the power of Optomap as a
diagnostic tool.

Do all optometrists have an Optomap ultra-wide digital
retinal imaging system?

Not yet, Optomap is a standard of care for
evaluating eye health at this practice and millions
of people worldwide have benefited from optomap.

How often should I have an Optomap?
Your optometrist will advise you based on your
individual circumstances, but the general
recommendation is that you have an Optomap
every time you have an eye exam. This will ensure
you have a digital record of your retinal health on
file which can be compared for changes over time.

Should my children have an Optomap too?
Many vision problems begin at an early age, so it’s
important for children to receive proper eye care
from the time they are infants.

Will I need to be dilated and does it hurt?
An Optomap takes only seconds to perform, is
not painful, and typically does not require dilation.
However, your optometrist may decide dilation is
still needed.

Optos Daytona on trial at Raxworthy Visioncare