Athletes of all levels need to be prepared and protect themselves from injury. Many, avid sports player or not, have likely experienced some type of sports-related injury. In some cases, these injuries may have happened directly to the eye, from orbital blowout fracture, ruptured globe, or a detached retina and some can be detected, along with other types of pathology, by looking at the health of the eye. Because the retina is the only place in the body where vasculature can be viewed non-invasively, eyecare professionals are looking to the retina to assist them in identifying, diagnosing, and treating ocular issues in athletes. Many of these eyecare professionals choose the ONLY ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal image, optomap, to assist them like no other retinal imaging technology can.
With more than 18,000 devices installed across the globe, there are countless stories to be told regarding how optomap has helped save sight and save lives in all eye care settings. Optos continues to highlight Optometrists worldwide who embrace utilizing optomap® ultra-widefield retinal imaging for their patients
Each year, March is recognized as National Save your Vision Month, a campaign designated to promote good eye health. This year, the American Optometric Association is highlighting awareness surrounding digital eyestrain and the continued importance of regular, comprehensive eye exams. As computers becoming even more a part of everyday life, the risk of eye strain is higher than ever. While there are many more eye diseases that exist, and not all can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help keep their eyes healthy now, reducing the chance of vision loss in the future, routine comprehensive eye exams are one of them.
optomap imaging can assist eyecare professional to find and document AMD earlier and potentially change the course of the disease.