Metro Eye Care now performs an Optomap® photo as an essential part of our annual eye exams. Many eye problems can develop without symptoms initially, so this technology is essential for earlier detection of diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and diabetic retinopathy. If you are unable or prefer not to be dilated, this will still allow the doctor a wide view of the retina, although dilation may still be advised. The doctors at Metro Eye Care require all patients 14 years or older to have these images taken annually. Since most insurance plans do not cover these retinal photos, there will be a small fee of $34. The inclusion of Optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:
A high-resolution 200° wide view of the retina, giving our optometrists a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means.
A permanent record for your file, which allows our doctors to view your images each year to look for changes.
The Optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of looking into the device one eye at a time. The Optomap images are shown immediately on a computer screen, giving you an opportunity to view and discuss your retinal images with your optometrist.
The cost of the Optomap can be deducted from a second pair of glasses if the patient desires.
In addition to the Optomap, the iWellness retinal scan is still available at Metro Eye Care for an additional $10, for a total of $44 for both images. This scan shows the deeper layers of the retina, instead of a picture of the surface of the retina, and helps to detect the earliest stages of macular degeneration and much more.