WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lock Family Eye Care is pleased to offer the highly effective Optomap Retinal Imaging Technology to Iowa clients. The technology helps determine eye health through a detailed evaluation, and detects conditions which could threaten vision faster than traditional optometry methods. West Des Moines optometrist Lock Family Eye Care is pleased to offer Optomap as part of their suite of eye exams and premier eye care services.
Optomap Digital Retinal Imaging Technology allows for a multi-layered, in-depth view of the retina. The technology is non-invasive, painless and can provide a permanent record for tracking potential issues, diseases and conditions over time. Patients rate the experience highly as they don’t have to undergo dilation, stinging eye drops, or any of the uncomfortable side effects which are often experienced from those methods.
Optomap uses an ultra-wide digital imaging device to capture images of the retina and macula in high resolution. Up to 80 percent of the retina is captured in each image, making diagnosis much easier and more accurate. The digital images can be easily saved for future reference. Clients can even see their own retinal images if they wish.
Numerous eye conditions and diseases can be easily detected and tracked with the Optomap. These include glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases including cataracts diabetic retinopathy, high blood pressure and detached retina.
Retinal detachments in particular can often be missed by conventional exam techniques. The ability to compare past digital images of the eye with current ones can assist with eye disease detection, tracking and management. In some cases, ailments show improvement, but if an issue has gotten worse, a West Des Moines eye doctor can recommend appropriate treatments.
For example, most cataracts will eventually require surgery. However, Optomap technology along with eye exams can help to monitor cataract size and vision impact over time. When a certain threshold is reached, the client can be referred to a surgeon. The condition of glaucoma and its impact on the optic nerve can be monitored in a similar way.
Dr. Michael Lock says, “We are pleased to bring a higher level of service to our clients with Optomap Digital Retinal Imaging Technology.”
Dr. Jenessa Lock agrees, “We strive to always bring the very latest in eye care technology, and Optomap is among the best.”
West Des Moines optometrist Lock Family Eye Care is located in Suite 12190 at 101 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. This West Des Moines eye doctor also serves the Waukee, Urbandale and Johnston areas. Those who would like to learn more about Optomap Retinal Imaging Technology or book an appointment may do so by calling (515) 207-7844. More information about the practice is available on their website at http://lockfamilyeyecare.com/.
Last updated on: 03/10/2016
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