What is Retinal Imaging?
Retinal Imaging, 2D and 3D, is fast becoming an integral part of a high quality eye test, allows your optician to take a digital photograph of the whole of your retina, the back of your eye, which is a delicate and complex structure. It is a big leap forward in eye care; previously, we were only able to see a small area of the retina.
Retinal imaging is a quick test, doesn't involve contact with your eye and is performed on patients of all ages.
Why does Retinal Imaging matter?
The digital photographs taken in Retinal Imaging are very detailed, and allow your optician to pick up the very first sign of problems and eye diseases, many of which can lead to loss of sight if left untreated. Early detection through Retinal Imaging means you can access treatment sooner, reducing the risk of blindness in later life.
Other health issues can also be picked up through Retinal Imaging including undiagnosed high blood pressure and diabetes.
Because the images are digital, we can store them for comparison each time you have an eye examination, as well as emailing them to your GP or consultant if required.