Retinal Scanning Eye Services
Retinal scanning has become one of the most familiar tools for optometry doctors in Chicago and elsewhere. This process maps a patient’s internal eye structure – particularly the blood vessels that are sensitive to light. With a light tester, a retinal scanning exam can produce a detailed image of the retina, which in turn allows our optometrist to effectively diagnose eye health issues including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and eye cancer. The information from retinal scans is also useful in diagnosing conditions outside of the eye area, including atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure.
How Retinal Scanning Works
For the patient, there isn’t much that’s involved aside from sitting still as the exam is performed. Our optometrist applies the equipment to take a digital retina image of each eye individually. This produces a detailed image of the back of the eye. It also gives our optometrist the ability to examine the condition of the optical nerve. With this image, our optometrist can identify and address eye health conditions that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. Retinal scanning is also useful for monitoring the progression of certain eye conditions.
Regular eye checks and exams are an effective manner of avoiding surprises and eye conditions that build up over time. Many conditions can be corrected or stopped in their tracks if caught early enough. However, several serious eye conditions cannot be reversed once they have progressed too far. To avoid this situation and potentially losing eyesight altogether, regular eye exams supported by tools such as retinal scanning machines are essential.
Optometrist in Chicago
At MacQueen Eye Care Center, we have years of experience providing residents of Chicago, IL, with reliable vision care. Our optometry team is professionally trained in multiple diagnostic tools for eye care, including retina scan examinations. Every procedure is performed with great care, producing detailed results that give patients a unique and powerful window into what’s going on with their eye health.
If you suspect you are suffering from an undetected eye condition or would like to try a different approach to eye exams, contact MacQueen Eye Care Center today. Remember, you only have one set of eyes. Protect them with preventative care and regular eye exams. For more information on our optometry services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (773) 586-8444.