The Optomap ultra-widefield retinal scanner is a unique technology, invented and based in Scotland, that captures more than 80% of your retina in a single image. A standard retinal photograph typically only shows 15% of your retina at one time.
The unique Optomap ultra-widefield view helps Morven, our optician, detect early signs of retinal disease, more effectively and efficiently than with standard digital retinal photography.
Early detection means successful treatments can be administered, reducing the risk to your sight and health. Check out this video as to why our optician recommends Optomap.
Your retina (located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina.
Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. In addition to looking in your eyes, taking images of your retina help us to detect signs of eye and general health conditions
Widely available standard Digital Retinal Photography only images the central part of your retina, at Iris Blue Optical we have an Optomap Ultra-wide retinal scanner. This does far more than standard photography by imaging more than 5 times as much of your retina. It also maps your retinal function meaning that we can detect invisible issues too!
Getting an Optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
The image capture takes less than a half second and they are available immediately for you to see your own retina. You see exactly what we see - even in a 3D animation.
Optomap is recommended as a baseline record for all. It is particularly an essential part of your eye care where you are short-sighted (myopic), experiencing floaters, or have cataracts.
Regular free Optomap scans are available if you are a member of iRewards, our Health & Rewards Plan
OCT- Optical Coherence Tomography- is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to image the different layers that make up the structures at the front and the back of your eye.
The OCT machine captures both a photograph and a 3D cross-sectional scan of the eye at the same time. This allows Morven, our optician, to see below the surface of your retina to identify hidden health issues.
The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick. What’s more, the software can detect the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test you have. This gives you an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.
More usually located within hospital eye clinics, the OCT microscopic resolution allows us to identify any issues faster, thereby supporting more detailed referrals, where necessary. If as they say, a picture paints a thousand words, just imagine what a picture of all 10 layers of your retina can do!
OCT is recommended as a baseline record for all. It is particularly an essential part of your eye care where there is an increased risk of glaucoma, any indication of macular disease or if you are experiencing floaters.
Regular free OCT scans are available if you are a member of iRewards, our Health & Rewards Plan.