Patients can receive a thorough exam that evaluates the back of the eye and can identify signs of serious eye diseases earlier than traditional means, reports Prescott Valley Eye Care. The addition of the Optomap technology affords eye doctors and patients an advantage in eye disease diagnosis and management of conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, as well as indications of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. The advanced diagnostic capability of the Optomap enhances the accuracy of treatments given from Prescott Valley Eye Care.
For the patient, the exam is comfortable, painless and fast. A patient looks into the optomap one eye at a time and a light flashes once the image has been taken. The image of the retina is available immediately for practitioner and patient review.
Traditional exams only show 15 percent of the retina in an image. The Optomap captures an image displaying over 80 percent of the retina. Eye health is an indicator of other life-threatening conditions that can be diagnosed with Optomap technology in both adult and child patients. Prescott Valley Eye Care is the only eye clinic OD or MD in Yavapai County to provide residents with this advanced optomap technology.
“Optomap technology is a safe and effective tool to evaluate patient eye health and helps me obtain important information on serious eye and health conditions,” said Dr. Brian Courtright, O.D. “This state-of-the-art scanning laser technology allows us to examine a wide field digital image of your retina. In the last year of using Optomap imaging, it helped me detect over 20 retinal detachments that could have been missed without this technology. It reduced the risk of permanent vision loss on the patients who have problems. I can easily share these images with the patient, their physicians and other specialist doctors. We are proud to be the only practice within a 90 mile radius of Prescott Valley to offer this to our patients.”
Dr. Brian Courtright, O.D., owner and president has provided eye care and vision services to residents of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt and Chino Valley for over 21 years. Prescott Valley Eye Care uses the latest technology and is responsive to the needs of patients. Services include comprehensive eye care, pediatric eye exams, contact lens fittings, eye disease management, eye emergencies as well as a full service optical for glasses, and contact lenses.