At Vision Source, our doctors evaluate not only your vision, but also analyze the health of your eyes with detailed checks for diseases and disorders. We utilize both the Optomap retinal exam and pupil dilation to exam the internal health of the eyes.
Our doctors recommend either the Optomap or dilation at least annually. With these valuable procedures, we are providing you with the most thorough examination possible. Our doctors' assistants will discuss both the Optomap and dilation further with you today at your visit to determine which is right for you.
The Optomap Retinal Exam is a fast, easy and comfortable imaging technique that gives the doctors a view of the back of the eye (retina). We can also create a digital record of your retinal health that becomes part of your permanent electronic record. By comparing these images over time we can monitor and prepare for changes in your eye health.
Dilation involves the use dilation drops to temporarily increase the size of your pupils which allows the doctors to accurately investigate the health of your eyes and many important aspects of your general health. Dilation of your eyes is a temporary inconvenience; however, the benefits far outweigh the inconvenience. The inconvenience of eye dilation drops will diminish gradually. It will typically take several hours for the effects to wear off. During this time, reading ability may be more difficult and your sensitivity to light increases. For a short time, wearing sunglasses may be a necessary comfort.