Advances in technology and modern medicine have changed once routine eye exams into comprehensive, medical eye care. In every one of our eye exams, a patient will undergo retinal photography because the detailed images allow our eye doctors to diagnose any sign of a vision-threatening disease.
While many optometry practices will charge extra for a standard retinal photo, we want to ensure each patient receives an adequate eye exam comparable to any practice of ophthalmology.
Through the latest technology, we've caught medical issues that would be missed without any photos, such as Hollenhorst plaque, a serious sign of clotted arteries that has a 45% mortality rate without being caught early.
For patients with pre-diagnosed diseases, we highly recommend adding an OCT scan as well for hi-definition photos of the optic nerve and macula, so we have a clear picture of the entire eye.