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There Is More To A Child’s Eye Examination Than Checking 20:20 Vision

Happy ChildrenOptomap Scan Showing Retinal Tears

Above is an optomap Retinal Image of undetected Retinal Tears in a 7-year old boy. If untreated these tears could worsen to become a retinal detachment which may then result in permanent vision loss or blindness.

Children's optomap Eye Examination

We all want the best for our children and good vision is essential for their physical and educational development. Most children have healthy eyes, but a few are born with eye diseases or disorders which may not be obvious. Signs of other diseases like diabetes can also show on the retina.

Early detection is vital!

Early detection means that treatment can be given to protect your child’s sight and overall well being. Give your child the best start in life by ensuring that they receive regular eye checks from an early age.

The advanced new method of checking the health of your eye

We are committed to the highest standard of eye care and we would like to give your child the opportunity to have an optomap Retinal Scan. The optomap captures over 80% of the retina in one image compared to conventional examination methods which typically show up to 15% in one view.

One of the great advantages of the Optomap scan is how easy it is to perform. Sometimes, using normal techniques, it can be difficult to examine children satisfactorily. Children can sometimes be uncooperative or fidgeting and blinking when being examined using an ophthalmoscope making the task of looking for abnormalities quite difficult. In these circumstances Optomaps ability to record almost the entire retina clearly in one go is of tremendous benefit.

This exam was developed by a father whose child lost the sight in one eye due to an undetected retinal detachment.

We recommend that all children have a regular optomap retinal scan.

For more information on the Optos system, visit our optomap page or the optomap website.