Retinal photography is a sophisticated and non-invasive way to capture high-definition images of the back of your eye. This is a very important assessment tool for your optometrist, as getting this inside look can provide a lot of information about your eye health as well as helping in identifying problems early - long before they’ve had a chance to progress and affect your vision.
The equipment used in retinal photography includes specialised scanners and cameras that shine a light into your eye. They are then able to capture and magnify images of your retina (the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of your eye), your optic nerve (which communicates between your eyes and brain to create the images you see), and the blood vessels inside of your eyes. As these images are saved electronically to your file, it also means that your optometrist can keep track of any year-on-year changes every time you attend an eye test at a Kevin Paisley clinic, offering even further insight on any changes or degeneration that will require closer attention, or even a referral to an ophthalmologist (eye specialist).
The Benefits Of Retinal Photography include:
● Improved diagnosis and treatment: Retinal photography provides a clear, detailed image of the retina that can be used by eye care professionals to make accurate diagnoses and develop effective treatment plans.
● Close monitoring of eye conditions: Regular retinal photographs can help to monitor changes in the retina over time, providing important information for tracking the progression of eye diseases and evaluating the effectiveness of treatments.
● Early detection of eye diseases: Retinal photography allows for the early detection of many eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma, which can help to prevent vision loss.
Retinal photography is also a simple way to better understand what is happening with your eyes by seeing the changes directly, so you can take steps to continue to care for your eye health at home.
Booking Retinal Photography
Given the important details it provides, Kevin Paisley offers retinal photography as part of your standard eye exam, including those that are bulk billed for those eligible with Medicare. If you notice any changes or disturbances to your vision, it’s important to book an appointment with your optometrist promptly, who may use this assessment to help identify any new changes that may be affecting your retina so you can get started on timely treatment.
Book your retinal photography as part of your eye test at our Victoria and South Australia clinics by selecting your preferred location here.