Eye care patients can now turn to Sonoma EyeworksÂ® for the most comprehensive retinal care in Sonoma County. By performing annual optomap retinal exams, a new, non-invasive digital technology, our optometrists can detect retinal changes earlier to help prevent vision loss.
Online PR News – 31-January-2014 – Santa Rosa, CA – J. Michael Harmon and Jeffrey Ricks O.D. of Sonoma EyeworksÂ® Optometry are among the first eye care providers in Sonoma County to offer patients the optomapÂ® Retinal Exam, offered by Optos, Inc. The optomapÂ® Retinal Exam is a scanning laser ophthalmoscope that captures an image of virtually the entire retina.
â€śI am extremely pleased to offer this new technology to my patients,â€ť said Dr. Harmon. â€śMost patients feel they should only be examined when they need a change in prescription. In reality, the most important part of the examination is determining the health of the retina. The optomapÂ® provides us a permanent digital image which I can manipulate and magnify to have the most comprehensive view of the back of the eye in order to better and more effectively discover abnormalities that may be present.â€ť
The optomapÂ® Retinal Exam non-invasively captures an instantaneous, ultra-widefield digital scan of the retina, revealing important information for the comprehensive evaluation of systemic and ocular health. The 200 degree internal scan captured in a quarter of a second enhances clinical care, patient satisfaction and practice efficiency. It is performed quickly and easily enabling practitioners to spend more time analyzing, diagnosing and educating rather than gathering information. optomapÂ® scans are performed as an initial step in a comprehensive eye exam, giving practitioners a tool to help discover retinal disease. This offers an assisted opportunity to diagnose eye conditions â€“ as well as other health conditions â€“ early. Importantly, it enables the practitioner to effectively determine the next course of action.
Early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevents vision loss. The optomapÂ® Retinal Exam should be performed annually regardless of symptoms; thereby allowing doctors to observe subtle changes occurring as patients age.
â€śThe Optos retinal images are spectacular,â€ť says Dr. Harmon. â€śWeâ€™ve been able to identify subtle retinal findings such as tiny retinal holes and small hemorrhages cause by hypertension and diabetes that would have been challenging to see without the optomapÂ® imaging.â€ť
Patients: For more information or to schedule an optomapÂ® exam, please call 707-578-4200 or visit http://www.sonomaeyeworks.com/.