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OPTOS - Ultra Wide Digital Imaging

The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time. 

Your retina (located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina. Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.

Having an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. 

The optomap® Ultra-Wide Digital Retinal Imaging provides:

  • A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease
  • A view of the retina, giving your optometrist a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your optometrist at the time of your exam
  • A permanent record for your file, which allows our Optometrist to view your images each year to look for changes

To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.

Optos is not covered by Medicare and a small fee is payable on the day of consultation.

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT is an advanced imaging test that uses light to create a cross section image of the eye. This testing is ‘the latest and greatest’ in the world of Optometry. The images create high resolution and 3d imaging of the retina. This assists our Optometrist with the diagnosis of ocular disease such as; Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and Glaucoma.

This is a non-invasive test that is simply performed by resting your chin on the equipment and looking into the machine. With OCT testing all results are stored so that we are able to compare previous results to detect any ocular changes.

This diagnostic testing is not covered by Medicare and a small fee is payable on the day of consultation.

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Vision Field Testing

This examination main purpose is to test the peripheral vision. The most common disease that affects the peripheral vision is Glaucoma. This is a very easy and non-invasive examination that requires the patient to cover one eye, then detect faint lights as they appear onto the screen and register the detection with a button click.

This test enables the Optometrist to detect any visual field defects. It increases early detection of Glaucoma and improves the success of the treatment in preventing any vision loss.

This testing is also used for RMS medical fitness to drive licensing.  This examination is not covered by Medicare and a small fee is payable at the consultation.

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Morrison's Family Eyecare Centre

81 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo New South Wales 2830, Australia

PH | 1300 393 000 PH | 02 6882 6633 FX | 02 6884 8542