Optomap Retinal Evaluations

Despise getting your eyes dilated? Well, we have the perfect solution for you. The Optomap all-laser retinal exam enables our doctors to perform a thorough retinal evaluation that aids in the early detection of such problems as macular degeneration and glaucoma. The best part, it’s non-invasive.

Why do some patients request an Optomap retinal evaluation?

For most patients, it is requested as an alternative to pupil dilation. The Optomap retinal exam is comprehensive and non-invasive.

What are the benefits to Optomap retinal evaluations?

Optomap screening often requires less time than the traditional method of dilation. The non-dilating camera also allows for image enlargement and creates a permanent record to view vision changes over a period of time. As dilation is not required, patients do not experience any light-sensitivity or blurriness due that results from dilation.

How often should you have an eye exam?

As a screening exam, we recommend Optomap retinal scan for all patients over 40 years old once a year. For those under 40 years old, we recommend an eye exam every two years. Our doctors will always review your images and explain any findings in the exam room.

Did you know?

The iris of your eye has nearly 6x the amount of unique characteristics than your fingerprint does.

“The doctor and his staff are on top of their game. With email and text confirmation is difficult to forget your appointment and they are incredibly efficient when it comes to getting your eyes examined. I highly recommend for all your vision needs, especially in the up north or Wells Branch parts of Austin.”

– Shannon

About Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Derek Hamilton graduated from Michigan College of Optometry. He has volunteered his optometric services in the South American country of Guyana. A leader in his profession, Dr. Hamilton is a member of the American Optometric Association’s Continuing Education Committee.