Here at the Eye Care Centre, your eye health is our biggest focus. That’s why we offer digital retinal imaging from a qualified Optometrist to better pinpoint any issues or concerns with the retina.
The retina is located at the back of the eye, and our digital retinal imaging allows us to take a high resolution image of the area to establish a baseline for wellness. Over the course of your lifetime, we watch your retinal developments to pinpoint problems before they become serious.
With a look at the back of the eye, many retinal concerns and problems can be caught before they get out of control. Our Optometrists can pinpoint retinal detachments or holes, macular degeneration or additional system issues that affect the eyes such as hypertension, diabetes or arteriosclerosis.
The retinal tissue is extremely sensitive, and vulnerable to conditions and diseases that may ultimately lead to varying degrees of vision loss, or even total blindness. Many systemic and eye diseases don’t have obvious symptoms, making early detection an essential part of treatment.
With digital retinal imaging, many serious issues with vision can be avoided or treated before they are out of control.
Digital retinal imaging provides an in-depth look at the back of your eye. While this can ensure that many vision related problems are diagnosed early, other diseases like cancer and high blood pressure can also be pinpointed. Hypertension may appear first in the eyes, while retinal melanoma can be identified with a simple retinal picture.
Retinal imaging is a quick, painless procedure that can head off many serious conditions in the body and the eye. The retina works similarly to film in a camera, as light strikes the retina and it sends a picture to the brain, allowing you to see clearly. Previously, Optometrists could view the retina, but had no image to refer back to after.
With retinal imaging, there is always a picture on file to aid in your treatment and development.
Digital retinal imaging allows us to use new technology to head off eye problems before they start. During your appointment, we can immediately view high resolution images that detail important aspects of your ocular health. When we have the whole picture, we are equipped to make better decisions about your care, and keep your eye health as our biggest focus.