The retina is the light-sensitive layer that lines the back of your eye.
Traditional methods of viewing the retina are limited by the pupil, and allow only 10-12% of the retina to be visualised at one time. A normal retinal camera photographs only a small central area, meaning there is no digital record of the peripheral retina.
The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. It is quick, easy and painless, and takes only seconds to perform.
optomap imaging allows easier examination of the peripheral retina, and may enable detection of changes to the retinal blood vessels, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic maculopathy and hypertension, retinal tears and a variety of other disorders of the retina.
Having a digital record of the peripheral retina also makes it easier for your Optometrist to detect changes over time that may otherwise be difficult to detect.
optomap is not part of a basic NHS eye examination. Our Clarity Plus eye care plan includes optomap as part of its core benefits, or it can be accessed for a small fee.