What is an Optomap Retinal Scan?

A brief guide to Optomap

At Hammond Opticians we pride ourselves on bringing the most advanced technology to our patients, which is why we recommend the Optomap ultra-wide-field retinal scan as part of a comprehensive eye examination.

Eye examinations generally check the health of the front of the eye and measure any changes to your glasses or contact lens prescription. However, a thorough screening of the retina is essential to ensure that your eye is healthy.

Remember, your eyes are working from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. They take in an enormous amount of information about the world around you – shapes, colours, movement and more – and allow the brain to know what is going on all around you.

Why should I have a regular Optomap retinal scan?

Having a regular eye examination is crucial in protecting you and your family’s eyesight.

These examinations check that your eyes are healthy and that you are seeing well with your glasses or contact lenses. A thorough check of the back of the eye (retina) is vital in safeguarding your vision and as many eye problems can begin at an early age, it is equally important for children to receive proper eye care from about 1-2 years of age.