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 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.
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.