We recommend all patients get wellness imaging done. Wellness imaging consists of a pair of scans that aren’t usually covered by insurance. This affordable imaging only takes a few seconds and is less invasive than dilation.
At Brandon Eyes, we highly recommend every patient have Annual Wellness Imaging done. Our Annual Wellness Imaging system has the ability to take a number of scans and photos that allow us to monitor the health of your eye over time and screen for diseases and injuries that might be missed if you get your yearly exam elsewhere. The 3D OCT-1 Maestro is able to take retinal photos as well as do an OCT all in one snapshot. The OCT and retinal photos are useful in the early detection, diagnosis, and management of retinal conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
Retinal Photos are digital images of the back of your eye. It shows the retina, the macula, the optic nerve, and the blood vessels in your eye. It is a non-invasive and completely safe process that can replace dilation in most cases. With Retinal photos, we can monitor the vision of people with diabetes or high blood pressure, check for hemorrhages, and screen for other eye diseases
The OCT, or Optical Coherence Tomography, is essentially an MRI of the eye as it shows a layer-by-layer view of the retina. The OCT can detect changes or problems in all 10 layers of the retina, most of which cannot be easily seen during a regular eye examination.