Optomap retinal scan - is it actually worth It?

Perhaps you’ve heard big words being thrown around by your GP or Optician regarding the benefits of optomap retinal scans and you’re intrigued, but you’re not sure if it’s for you...


So, let’s answer the two key questions - why are so many people talking about optomap and is it actually worth it?
Simply put: optomap scans produce an unparalleled, highly-detailed view of the retina that provides eye care professionals with a unique insight into the health of your eye.


With traditional, small-field, and even widefield retinal imaging, only 10-100⁰ of the retina can be captured in a single image. Optomap is the only true, clinically validated, ultra-widefield retinal image that can capture 82% or 200⁰ of the retina, in a single capture.


Okay that all sounds great, but what does that actually mean for me?



In basic terms, optomap provides an impressive insight into the health of your eye by capturing details that other retinal scanning technologies simply aren’t able to do. These insights can then be harnessed by your optician to diagnose any pre-existing issues, or in an ideal world, put your eye-related concerns at ease with the comfort of knowing that no such problems exist.


Why Optomap?


  • optomap has been shown to enhance pathology detection and disease management due to its comprehensive imaging technologies
  • Fast and effective, producing a 200° single-capture optomap retinal image of unrivalled clarity in less than ½ second.
  • 3-in-1 Color Depth Imaging™ provides important clinical data from the retinal surface through the choroid


In a world of global pandemics and endless health concerns, it’s easy to understand why so many people are looking to make the small but worthwhile investment into their health through having an optomap retinal scan. The cost of an optomap retinal scan is a relatively small price to pay if it means putting your eye concerns at ease. 
However, this cutting-edge retinal scanning technology comes at a hefty price tag to eyecare practices, such that sadly few opticians are able to offer this service.
At David Snow Opticians, we’re proud to have one of the only optomap retinal scanners in East Kent. We’d be pleased to welcome you for an appointment.


CLICK HERE to book an appointment or give us a call on 01303 263770


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