The Basics You Need to Know About Optomap
Mar 24 2023

The Basics You Need to Know About Optomap


Optomap is the cutting-edge technology provided here at Ankeny Family Vision Center that allows your doctor to effectively monitor your eye health through ultra-widefield retinal imaging. The view of the retina caught through Optomap’s photos is unmatched, capturing 200 or 82% of the retina, versus a traditional retina image which only shows 45 or 15% of the retina. Getting an Optomap picture is painless, harmless, and takes mere seconds!

Our doctors use these advanced digital images of your eyes to establish basic eye health and to watch for potential serious eye concerns. While Optomap is often used as preventative eye care, it is also very useful to detect early signs of many eye diseases and other issues that can cause damage to your eyes and vision that routine exams are more likely to miss.

Diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma (increased eye pressure), high-blood pressure, retinal detachments, retinal holes, and ocular melanoma are just a few of the medical conditions that Optomap can help detect so you and your doctor can create a care plan that is right for you and your health!

While Optomap is not covered by insurance unless deemed medically necessary by your doctor, it is well worth your eye health and peace of mind to choose to get an Optomap picture taken. Ask about receiving one at your next appointment! To schedule, give us a call at 515-964-1671 or click here to schedule online.

Click here if you want to read more about the Optomap technology.

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