Introducing the Optos Ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging technology at Sharper Vision Centers.
Save time, no dilation and get more accurate results with this new technology at Sharper Vision Centers. Ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging technology lets us see more of the retina and gives us an unprecedented 200-degree view, enabling us to more effectively detect, monitor and promote our patients' health.
“I was thrilled that I did not have to wait for my eyes to dilate and I was able to drive home immediately after my eye examination was completed. I appreciate that Sharper Vision is on the cutting edge of technology.”
Roberta O, Actual Patient
What is Ultra-widefield retinal imaging?
The Optos Ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging technology captures up to 200⁰ or 82% % of your retina in a single capture.. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-12% of your retina at one time.
The unique Optos Ultra-widefield retinal imaging technology enhances your eye doctor’s ability to detect even the earliest sign of disease that presents on your retina.
How an optomap image is captured
Optomap can image up to 200 degrees of the retina in a single capture. Unlike full spectrum white light used in conventional devices, optomap technology incorporates low-powered laser wavelengths that scan simultaneously.
The lasers create a virtual point, posterior to the iris plane and then the lasers pivot in order to create the large scanning angles.
Patient Story - Christina
Christina's vision was saved by Optos Ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging technology when it saw pathology in her periphery which he may not have caught with traditional retinal imaging devices.
Without it, I'm not sure how else I would have known about the detached retina before it was too late.
Christina Liligren, Actual Patient
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the first signs of diseases such as stroke, diabetes and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have other symptoms. An Optomap makes it easier to see them.
Optomap images are created by non-invasive, low-intensity scanning lasers. No adverse effects have been reported in over 39 million sessions.
No. It is completely comfortable and the scan takes less than a second.
Yes. In fact, many vision problems begin in early childhood, that is why it is important for children to receive quality routine eye care.
This is a decision that should be made by your doctor. However, it is generally recommended that you have an Optomap each time you have an eye exam.