At Dr. Krietlow & Associates, you will experience the benefits of the latest technology in eye care – optomap®. optomap is a tool that assists us in the evaluation of your retina. With optomap we can discover any abnormalities or confirm the health of your retina, diagnose any potentially harmful diseases, and if necessary, determine the best course of action.
An annual comprehensive eye exam is an important component of your health care regimen. These yearly check-ups enable us to test your vision and examine the inside and back area of your eye, known as the retina. The sensitive tissue that makes up the retina is susceptible to a variety of diseases that could lead to loss of vision or in some cases blindness. The early detection of any retinal abnormality is crucial to maintaining your ocular and systemic health because in most cases of eye disease, in the early stages, you will experience no signs or symptoms.
optomap is a simple, non-invasive procedure. In less than a half a second we can generate a high-resolution, digital, color image of your retina. This image becomes a part of your permanent medical record and enables us to see more of your retina, measure aspects of your eye, and magnify some of the finer details. We can also track changes in your eye over time by comparing each year’s optomap. In addition, you take a more active role in your eye care by reviewing the images with your doctor and learning more about how best to protect your vision. If you are interested in learning more about the optomap, please visit: https://www.optomap.com/optomap-screening/
The optomap contributes to our standard of care and improves patient education and satisfaction. At Dr. Krietlow & Associates, we are dedicated to offering our patients the best eye care possible. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!
Please note: Patients can take advantage of both Optomap and Clarifye technologies at both locations, but visual field and OCT are available at Blaine only.