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eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health.
Tri-State Eye Care Center offers the optomap® Retinal Exam as
an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam
produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides
Dr. Bill Ratcliff and Dr. Chris Ratcliff with a wide view to look
at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that
captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in
eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice
any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration,
glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems
such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough
exam of the retina.
Retinal Exam provides:
A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than
he/she can get by other means.
The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image
of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
A permanent record for your file, which allows Dr. Bill and Dr. Chris
to view your images each year to look for changes.
optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages.
To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time
and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the
image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown
immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
your optomap® Retinal Exam today!
For more information
on the optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website at www.optos.com
Here is a growing
collection of links to sites around the World Wide Web that are devoted
to eye care and related health issues. If you know of other sites we
should include here, be sure to let us know.
operated by Dr. Harold S. Masuda, a Southern California optometrist,
this is a good general-interest site for consumers and health professionals
alike, with much useful information, as well as news from the research
Eye Care Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides
up-to-date treatment information on topics such as macular degeneration,
ocular oncology and related subjects.
Macular Degeneration Network is the Web's largest resource devoted
specifically to the causes and treatments of macular degeneration, edited
by Dr. Paul Finger of New York. It provides extensive background and
information on new research and developments.
Care Links is an extensive gateway to related eye care sites
and resources all around the Internet. Topics are grouped into general
resources, glossaries and specific conditions, ranging from Amblyopia
and Astigmatism/Myopia to Retinoblastoma and Strabismus.
American Optometric Association offers discussions on various
eye conditions and concerns, clinical care, advocacy, education and
Blindness America, founded in 1908, is among the nation's leading
volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness
and saving sight. It has data on assorted eye problems, such as cataracts,
diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal tears and detachments and much
National Eye Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
has extensive reports on breaking health news, research, education,
treatment and the latest studies.
Network is an eye health site with separate sections intended
specifically for the general public, optometrists and therapists and
teachers. The Optometrists Network began in 1996.
focuses on the causes and treatment of vision loss and low vision caused
by age-related disease or conditions
of the eye, or by head injuries.
International, founded in 1905 in New York City, is a leading
resource worldwide on vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. Through
its pioneering work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research
and advocacy, Lighthouse International enables people of all ages who
are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.
Foundation provides extensive information about the causes
and treatments of glaucoma.
American Academy of Opthalmology has a site intended primarily
for doctors, although the general public will appreciate its links to
breaking medical news.