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Eye Associates of Alexandria recommends optomap retinal imaging as part of your comprehensive eye exam.

We are thrilled to provide optomap to our patients in Eye Associates of Alexandria! By adding optomap to your comprehensive eye exam, you are facilitating better eye health for you and your loved ones.

What is optomap Retinal Imaging?

Your retina (located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases (for example, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes) can also be seen in the retina. Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy. Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.

Getting an optomap image is fast, painless, and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The image capture takes less than half a second and you can view it with your eye care provider.

optomap is a cutting-edge retinal imaging technology that provides a 200-degree view of the retina and unlike traditional eye exams, where your doctor can only view a small portion of the retina at a time, this larger, single-capture view enables your eye care professional to detect, diagnose, and treat eye conditions and diseases at the earliest stages.

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What are the Benefits of optomap Imaging?

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optomap imaging technology is setting a new standard for preventive eye health measures.

Early Detection of Eye Conditions

With its expansive view, optomap imaging can identify signs of eye diseases such as nevi “eye freckles”, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration more easily.

Part of your Medical Health Record

Unlike traditional retinal exams, optomap can be saved to your medical record for future comparisons.

Protection even with no visual complaints

Recent studies have shown that doctors who use optomap imaging, are seeing retinal pathology 97% of the time in patients who have no vision complaints.


4 Reasons to Add optomap to Your Comprehensive Eye Exam

  • Comprehensive Health Insights

    Beyond eye health, this type of imaging can reveal indicators of systemic diseases, including potential risks for stroke and cardiovascular disease, offering a window into your overall well-being.

  • Efficiency and Comfort

    The eye exam is quick, painless, and comfortable for patients of all ages. optomap is complementary to dilation, and your eye care provider will determine if you require both.

  • A Foundation for Preventative Care

    The optomap retinal imaging device is crucial in preventative health care by facilitating early detection of both ocular and systemic conditions. Helping to safeguard not just your vision but your overall eye health.

  • A Key Component of Comprehensive Eye Care

    Incorporating the optomap device into our practice is part of our commitment to providing our patients with the highest standard of eye care. This technology complements our range of services, from routine eye exams to more in-depth care, ensuring you receive a thorough and accurate eye health assessment.

Getting your eyes checked regularly is important for maintaining good eye health. optomap imaging can help detect potential eye problems early on and give you a more informed understanding of your eye health. So, whether you're experiencing symptoms or just due for your regular eye checkup, make an appointment for the optomap eye exam.


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- Jun. 04, 2024
Always professional and compassionate.
- May. 21, 2024
Staff was courteous, professional, helpful, and prompt. Everyone did a great job to ensure I got exa... ctly what I needed.
- Mar. 07, 2024
Wonderful staff and great service. We LOVE our new glasses!
- Feb. 05, 2024
Very friendly staff! Went above and beyong to find a pair of glasses that they did not carry and or... dered them for me. Gave me the BOGO 50% off when the brand I choose was not supposed to be in that promo, but she gave it to me anyway without me asking. I will continue to go back to Eye Associates!
- Jan. 13, 2024
Have not heard from Vance Thompson yet from the referral I was suppose to get
- Jan. 12, 2024
I have had nothing but a pleasant and good experience with Dr Mellisa Hoven and her staff. My trust ... in Dr Hoven’s expertise and professional care is beyond superior.
- Dec. 27, 2023
Dr. Melissa Hoven and the staff are great! I always feel so confident that I am getting the best ca... re.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Great service.
- Nov. 10, 2023
Staff were so fantastic working with my 3-year-old. They kept her attention and made finding glasses... a fun experience for her. They were so kind and calm with her and were able to answer all my questions and find us the best glasses to fit her needs.
- Oct. 19, 2023
Professional efficient service.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Sevice was excellent Dr. to optician.
- Oct. 15, 2023
They gave me courage to get glasses that were outside my comfort level and I love them
- Sep. 14, 2023
Kind, caring and able to articulate their knowledge well.
- Sep. 13, 2023
Dr Melissa is always friendly, listens to your concerns and makes sure to answer all your questions,... and exams are always thorough! And all staff is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend!
- Aug. 31, 2023
Very friendly and exam was very thorough, with a the results explained well.
- Aug. 30, 2023
A very positive experience throughout!
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- Jul. 30, 2023
Always a great experience! Dr Melissa is very caring and through. She explains everything so I can u... nderstand . I know I get great care in a great atmosphere.
- Jul. 28, 2023
Fantastic Experience! Everyone shows genuine care and concern, and is always pleasant.
- Jul. 21, 2023
Dr. John and all the Eye Associates staff provide excellent professionalism and care during all part... s of the exam and when choosing and adjusting frames.

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Schedule Your Comprehensive Eye Exam, Including optomap, Today

Take advantage of the benefits of this cutting-edge technology. Contact Eye Associates of Alexandria in Alexandria to schedule your optomap eye exam and experience the difference. Our team is here to answer any questions and guide you through the process.

Take the first step towards comprehensive eye health and see the world more clearly through the lens of optomap technology.