Our team at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry is always looking for better ways to examine your eyes and catch any troubling signs early. We believe in giving you all the information you need to make the best decisions for your eye care, and part of that is making sure you understand the methods we use to identify possible issues. One of the technologies that commonly used in the world of optometry is called retinal imaging. In this article, we’ll go over more about what retinal imaging is and how it improves your care.
Retinal imaging is a technique that uses high-resolution image capturing technology to take pictures of the inside of your eyes. These pictures allow our team at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry to get an up-close look at the important structures in your eyes, such as the retina itself, which is where light and images enter; the retinal disk, where the optic nerve connects from your eyes to your brain; and the blood vessels that keep your eyes supplied with oxygen. Monitoring changes in these areas is an important part of identifying diseases like diabetes, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. These images also provide a clear record of how your eyes develop over the years, which is invaluable for diagnosis and treatment.
We at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry hope that this information has been helpful. If you have further questions about retinal imaging or any part of your eye care plan, don’t hesitate to give us a call.