Visionary Eye Centre
501 Bethel Dr #101 Sherwood Park AB T8H 0N2 (780) 467-6688
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Visionary Eye Centre

- Synergy Wellness Centre

Retinal Imaging by Experienced Optometrists in Sherwood Park

What is Retinal Imaging?

Retinal imaging is a non-invasive technology that allows your optometrist to see 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 your optometrist can compare to future images, alongside helping your doctor pinpoint warning signs of vision-threatening diseases.

What is Retinal Imaging Used For?

What is Retinal Imaging Used For?

Your optometrist may recommend retinal imaging if you are considered “at-risk” or have pre-existing health conditions that can affect your ocular health. They may also recommend retinal imaging if your vision is worsening with no apparent cause as a way to identify the issue.

Typically, your optometrist will use an ophthalmoscope to look at the back of your eye. With retinal imaging, your doctor will have a much wider view of the retina and any early signs of disease that can affect your vision and health.

How Does Retinal Imaging Work?

Using medicated drops, your optometrist will dilate your pupils. They’ll 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 your doctor with digital images. 

The entire process takes around 5 minutes, but your vision may be blurry for about 4 hours.

What Can Retinal Imaging Diagnose?

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 defence against potential health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes, leading to hypertensive retinopathy and diabetic retinopathy, respectively.

The blood vessels in your eye can also pinpoint eye disease signs that can effectively steal your vision. Some of these diseases include:

What Happens If My Doctor Detects an Eye Disease?

  • If performing retinal imaging results in detecting eye disease, your optometrist will recommend an appropriate course of action. Depending on the severity of the disease, they may refer you to a specialist for treatment.Otherwise, your optometrist will discuss all of your options to give you the best chance to protect and preserve your vision.If you have any questions or concerns about retinal imaging, we’d love to help. Please give us a call or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Visit Our Eyecare Practice in Sherwood Park

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.

Address

Visionary Eye Centre
Synergy Wellness Centre
501 Bethel Dr #101, Sherwood Park
Sherwood Park, AB
T8H 0N2
T – (780) 467-6688
F – (780) 467-6682
E – [email protected]

Optometrists

  • Dr. Delhon
  • Dr. Aujla
  • Dr. Baba
  • Shannon Frew

Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Direct Billing: We Make it Easy!

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.

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