Comfort Options

Total EyeCare
Where Your Comfort Matters

Optomap Retinal Exam

Technology Meets Comfort

We are thankful for this technology because it is efficient and effective. Each image takes less than 1/4 of a second! It’s as easy as taking a picture – and safe for every family member – regardless of age! No drops, no wait time.

This also serves as a great baseline to keep in your file. We can pull multiple images at a time and track any changes in your eye health. Images are reviewed and explained during your examination with the eye care professional.

Our patients rave about the Optomap Retinal Imaging system because it is quick and more comfortable than dilation drops. However, the doctor reserves the right to dilate, at no extra charge, when the doctor deems it necessary (or the patient desires). In any case, we recommend the Optomap to EVERY patient, EVERY year.

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Early detection of life-threatening diseases
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The Icare® tonometer takes the place of the traditional
eye exam “puff-of-air” (tonometer) machine.

Retinal Imaging Benefits Your Overall Health

It’s critical during your eye health exam for your Optometrist to evaluate the condition of your retina (the lining of the back of your eye)

  • The retina is the only spot in your body where blood vessels can be seen directly and therefore the retina tells a deeper story about your overall health (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, just to name a few).
  • We can also view the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, and that nerve gives us lots of information about glaucoma, and the brain and nervous system (which includes possible tumors, MS, nerve damage, etc.,).
  • This exam is important for seeing the majority of the retina, because we are looking for thinning/stretching, holes, tears, tumors, etc. We can also check for macular degeneration, or any other diseases that could take the center of your vision away.
  • If there are significant cataracts (clouding of the lens in your eye), then the images may be blurry, which will also show you how you are looking/seeing everyday because you look through this lens (similar to when you drive with a dirty windshield on your car).

Aside from the variety of eye diseases your eye doctor is looking for signs of, your retina can also show signs of various other diseases, such as stroke, heart disease, hypertension and even diabetes. Amazingly the first signs for many of these serious health conditions show in the retina, making regular eye examinations that much more important for your overall health.

Why Patients Love Our Optomap Option

Nothing touches your eye, ever, while you sit at the Optomap instrument and it takes the image of your retina. The process is so simple, every member of your family – regardless of age – is thankful for this comfortable advancement in technology.

While we mentioned above, the Optomap can be an alternative option for eye dilation, your optometrist will decide if it is necessary for your pupils to be dilated for further examination based on your specific situation. As always, we never charge extra for the dilation once you’ve purchased the Optomap. If you are dilated during your appointment, the doctor always likes having your eye Optomap images (the big overall picture) up on the big screen beside them as they look at your eyes section by section through your dilated pupil.

Total EyeCare PC strongly believes the Optomap Retinal Exam is an essential part of your comprehensive eye health exam and we highly recommend for every patient’s annual routine eye exam.

Additional fees may apply for the Optomap Retinal Exam.

Icare® tonometer

Improved Client Comfort and Disease Prevention

In place of the “puff-of-air”, we now offer the Icare® tonometer for quick and easy eye pressure measurement (IOP) without anesthesia or air. With this instrument, a very light probe is used to make momentary and gentle contact with the cornea.

Your eye pressure helps us detect many things, one of the most common being glaucoma. Although we still use the puff routinely, the Icare® is easily available upon request.

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What our patients say

  • Mark H.
    Their use of the latest technology was impressive. We liked the “one stop” shopping….eye exam, glasses, contacts, and sunglasses all in one place. Everyone was helpful, knowledgeable and fun to work with.
    Mark H.
  • Laurence E.
    I choose Total Eyecare as a result of Dr. Brown. Feel well cared for. All the staff is quick and efficient, a big plus for me as I have a very busy schedule.
    Laurence E.
  • Jim K.
    It was really good. Doctor Brown worked cooperatively and listened to my concerns and thoughts and recommended a good solution.
    Jim K.
  • Tom C.
    Knowledgeable and professional staff, Dr. Brown and her associates do a fantastic job taking care of your eye in a timely manner.
    Tom C.
  • Jackson R.
    Very pleasant Staff….I left your office feeling confident I’m doing everything I should be doing for my eye’s health. Thanks.
    Jackson R.
  • Jeanie T.
    All went well. Everyone was professional, courteous, and accommodating.
    Jeanie T.