Advanced Disease Detection
Early detection by a licensed optometrist is key
Eye diseases are medical conditions that affect the health of your eye system. Some are common and minor while others can damage your vision and impact your quality of life.
The surprising truth about eye disease is that often there are no early symptoms. Only your eye doctor can detect eye diseases at an early stage, when there is a better chance to develop an effective disease management plan.
Retinal imaging is a digital image taken of the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve located at the back of your eyes to assist in the early detection and management of certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension. It is a painless test, no different to having your picture taken, and takes a few minutes to complete. It will provide your optometrist with not only a health assessment of your eye, but also a benchmark of what a normal image looks like for your eye in order to better detect any changes in the future.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanning is used in the early detection and management of eye diseases. The OCT scan is so detailed that it has even been likened to an MRI of the eye. This scan allows your optometrist to see detailed images of the retina (the inner most layer of the interior eye), enabling them to accurately detect, monitor and control changes to the retina. This procedure is currently the only one that shows in-depth images of the eyes internal structures. Other procedures only show the surface of these structures. The scan only takes minutes and the equipment never touches the eye so you will feel no discomfort.