A very important aspect of your visit to the modern optical practice is the use of retinal photography. The images produced enable your optometrist to observe and make an assessment of the health of the back of your eye.
The retinal photography process involves the capture of a high-quality image of the back of the eye. The level of detail that can be found in these images allows your optometrist to view the appearance of blood vessels, the optic nerve, and the retina. These images can be stored for future reference so that we can track any developments when you visit us in the future.
Retinal photography is particularly useful in assisting with the early diagnosis of glaucoma, macula degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension. Small changes in appearance of structures at the back of the eye can be detected and recorded with a digital photograph. It is much easier to record the necessary information in this way than it is to record it using written notes on an optical record card.
If you are looking for the best possible standard of eye care, it is essential that you consider retinal photography. The process takes on even greater importance for those who have a family history of glaucoma, or any other health problem that can be associated with the eyes.
Please consult your optometrist for further details if required.