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Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky recommends optomap retinal imaging as part of your comprehensive eye exam.

We are thrilled to provide optomap to our patients in Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky! By adding optomap to your comprehensive eye exam, you are facilitating better eye health for you and your loved ones.

What is optomap Retinal Imaging?

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. Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.

Getting an optomap image is fast, painless, and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The image capture takes less than half a second and you can view it with your eye care provider.

optomap is a cutting-edge retinal imaging technology that provides a 200-degree view of the retina and unlike traditional eye exams, where your doctor can only view a small portion of the retina at a time, this larger, single-capture view enables your eye care professional to detect, diagnose, and treat eye conditions and diseases at the earliest stages.

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What are the Benefits of optomap Imaging?

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optomap imaging technology is setting a new standard for preventive eye health measures.

Early Detection of Eye Conditions

With its expansive view, optomap imaging can identify signs of eye diseases such as nevi “eye freckles”, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration more easily.

Part of your Medical Health Record

Unlike traditional retinal exams, optomap can be saved to your medical record for future comparisons.

Protection even with no visual complaints

Recent studies have shown that doctors who use optomap imaging, are seeing retinal pathology 97% of the time in patients who have no vision complaints.


4 Reasons to Add optomap to Your Comprehensive Eye Exam

  • Comprehensive Health Insights

    Beyond eye health, this type of imaging can reveal indicators of systemic diseases, including potential risks for stroke and cardiovascular disease, offering a window into your overall well-being.

  • Efficiency and Comfort

    The eye exam is quick, painless, and comfortable for patients of all ages. optomap is complementary to dilation, and your eye care provider will determine if you require both.

  • A Foundation for Preventative Care

    The optomap retinal imaging device is crucial in preventative health care by facilitating early detection of both ocular and systemic conditions. Helping to safeguard not just your vision but your overall eye health.

  • A Key Component of Comprehensive Eye Care

    Incorporating the optomap device into our practice is part of our commitment to providing our patients with the highest standard of eye care. This technology complements our range of services, from routine eye exams to more in-depth care, ensuring you receive a thorough and accurate eye health assessment.

Getting your eyes checked regularly is important for maintaining good eye health. optomap imaging can help detect potential eye problems early on and give you a more informed understanding of your eye health. So, whether you're experiencing symptoms or just due for your regular eye checkup, make an appointment for the optomap eye exam.


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Patient Reviews
- Sep. 15, 2023
They saw us promptly, we had no issues with my daughter's appointment. The optometrist made my 4 y.o... daughter very comfortable and was sweet to her. Needless to say she's excited to come again for her checkup next year 👍 They have a cute kids area and not to mention, they're in town Sandusky so they're easily accessible. Bonus that the staff is very friendly.
- Mar. 27, 2023
What a wonderful place! There was some confusion about my appointment when I showed up but they man... aged to squeeze me in for an eye exam. I don't remember the staffs names but the lady who checked me in was so extremely helpful and nice... the staff member I had that did all the testing before I saw the actual eye doctor was so very nice and accommodating, 3xs she got me a glass of water during my visit, she went above and beyond... the eye doctor I saw was very polite and had a wonderful personality, shook my hand right when he came in the room, I appreciate a doctor of any kind who actually can communicate in layman's terms and talks TO you and not AT you. My last task while there was picking out new frames and the lady who helped me was just as nice and polite as everyone else I encountered... everyone was polite and down to earth...I have Caresource insurance and many doctors offices treat you like a 2nd rate citizen the second they know you have Caresource or any state provided insurance... that did not happen here and they have no idea how much that is truly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend them based on my visit today.
- Dec. 29, 2022
Staff was very professional and nice. Had a thorough eye exam and eye glasses made. Very happy with ... my new glasses. The HD lenses are crystal clear.
- Dec. 09, 2022
So impressed with my first appointment! This team is incredibly knowledgeable and up-to-date on wha... t's going on in the eye care field. The customer care was outstanding. Dr. Hicks is SO impressive! They give you the time you need - I didn't feel like they simply "processed" me. I highly recommend these professionals!
- Sep. 28, 2021
Staff are friendly and helpful, optometrists are knowledgeable and thorough.

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Schedule Your Comprehensive Eye Exam, Including optomap, Today

Take advantage of the benefits of this cutting-edge technology. Contact Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky in Sandusky to schedule your optomap eye exam and experience the difference. Our team is here to answer any questions and guide you through the process.

Take the first step towards comprehensive eye health and see the world more clearly through the lens of optomap technology.