3 Benefits of Retinal Imaging
In order to correctly diagnose an eye condition, the right symptoms need to be present during your eye exam. However, some symptoms don’t become present until the later stages of the disease. So, if you are at high risk for retinal disease, it is best that you ask your eye doctor for retinal imaging. Retinal imaging can provide a more in-depth look at your eyes to determine if there are symptoms that are not easily seen. There are also a few other benefits to retinal imaging to consider. Here are 3 of them.
• Quicker and Easier. Have you ever had an eye test where you had to get eye drops to dilate your pupils? Those eye drops can make your eyes hurt for quite awhile after the exam, and because your eye are more sensitive to light, you have to wait until the drops wear off enough to leave the office and drive home. You can avoid that discomfort if you were to get retinal imaging, which can get you in and out in no time. All you have to do for retinal imaging is look into a device one eye at a time, a flash will indicate when the scanner is done taking a picture, and then you are free to leave.
• Early Detection. Retinal imaging can help detect eye disease early because it provides a bigger and more in-depth picture of your eye. Some diseases and eye issues retinal imaging can detect include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, tears. and many other eye problems.
• Safety and Better Documentation. Retinal imaging is non-invasive and uses low-intensity lasers to scan your eyes. The imaging is unlikely to cause any bad reactions and is a safe option for better eye exams. Your eye doctor can also track your eyes’ condition better with retinal imaging by saving past scans and comparing them to future scans.
As you can see, retinal imaging has a lot of benefits and is something you should consider requesting at your next eye exam. If you would like more information about retinal imaging or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry.