Digital retinal imaging allows your optometrist to see right to the back of the inside of your eye. This gives them a high-resolution image of the optic nerve, retinal tissue, and even the tiny blood vessels. This enhanced view can provide a wellness baseline for your eyes that we can compare to future images. It also displays the warning signs of macular degeneration, glaucoma, or retinal damage.
Using medicated drops, our optometrist will dilate your pupils. We will ask you to rest your chin and forehead on the supports and open your eyes as wide as possible. A laser scans your eyes and immediately provides us with digital images. The imaging process takes about 5 minutes. Your eyes may be blurry due to the dilation but that will subside after about 4 hours.
Interestingly, your retina is the only place in the body that a doctor can see the blood vessels without surgical intervention. This means that digital retinal imaging is your first defense against other potential health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes.
Come visit our beautiful optometry clinic located in the heart of Sherwood Park, just east of Edmonton. We are easily accessible off of Bethel Drive, north of Baseline Road.
Dr. Navjot Aujla
Dr. Sonia Delhon
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Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for children 18 and under and seniors 65 and over for a basic eye exam. Adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are covered for medically necessary visits by Alberta Health Care.