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Optomap® eye exams
near Chicago

Optomap® retinal exams create a digital image of the retina without dilation. The scan is fast and painless, and results are ready immediately.

Eye Boutique offers dilation-free retinal imaging using Optos® technology at five of our six locations:

Optomap eye exams near Chicago

Optomap® benefits

  • optomap retinal imaging vs dilationWith Optomap® ultra-widefield retinal imaging
  • Without Optomap®

Optomap® retinal imaging has several advantages:

Efficient: Optomap® exams can be done right away. You don’t have to wait for dilating eye drops to take effect.

Convenient: Dilating eye drops can give you blurred vision and increased light sensitivity for hours. With Optomap® there’s no need for dilation.

Detailed: Traditional retinal imaging lets an optometrist view about 15% of the retina at a time. Optomap® wide-angle imaging captures a high-resolution view of more than 80% of the retina.

Archived: Unlike traditional retinal exams, Optomap® images can be saved to compare against future scans, or to share results with other doctors.

Optomap vs Dilation

OptomapDilation
  • No eye drops
  • No waiting
  • No side effects
  • 200-degree view
  • Retinal image saved to monitor for changes
  • Uses dilated eye drops
  • Wait up to 30 minutes for eye drops to work
  • Side effects can include blurred vision & light sensitivity
  • 45-degree view
  • No visual record of exam

Optomap® does not replace dilation

Optomap® is an effective complement to dilated retinal exams because it provides a comprehensive view of almost the whole retina, and images can be used to monitor changes over time.

Depending on your eye health and the results of your Optomap® exam, your eye doctor may also require a dilated eye exam to further evaluate the retina and optic nerve.

Patients with diabetes need a dilated retinal exam to screen for retinopathy once a year, or as recommended by their eye doctor.

Optomap scan performed by an eye doctor

OPTOMAP® RETINAL EXAM COST

An Optomap® retinal exam at Eye Boutique is $40. This is separate from the cost of a comprehensive eye exam (which is typically covered by vision insurance).

Does vision insurance cover Optomap®?

In our experience, most vision plans don’t cover Optomap® exams unless there’s a medical need. We’re happy to do a free benefits check and let you know what your plan covers.

We take CareCredit, which can make paying for out-of-pocket costs more convenient.

Is an Optomap® retinal exam worth it?

Optomap® retinal exams are worth it for multiple reasons:

  • Some patients avoid eye exams because they don’t like dilating eye drops. Optomap® removes this barrier.
  • Optomap® images let you see your own retina. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about eye anatomy and health.
  • Optomap® facilitates early detection of many different diseases affecting vision and overall health.

What can Optomap® detect?

Both Optomap® and traditional retinal exams can detect early signs of ocular and systemic diseases, including:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment
  • Prediabetes/undiagnosed diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer

Because the retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be directly observed, some diseases can be detected in a retinal exam even before any symptoms present. Early detection can improve your chances for prevention or successful treatment.

Is Optomap® safe?

Yes, Optomap® is very safe and completely non-invasive. All you do is look through an opening in the front of the scanner. You’ll see a flash of light when the image is taken. It takes less than a second.

All equipment and surfaces are cleaned and disinfected after every exam and patient visit.

Can children get an Optomap® exam?

Absolutely. Optomap® is safe for patients of all ages.

Optomap providers near Chicago
Contact Eye Boutique Eye Boutique phone number Schedule an exam online Eye exam appointments Eye Boutique address Eye Boutique location Shop online Buy eyeglasses and contact lenses online Accepted vision insurance coverage Vision insurance accepted Eye Boutique hours Eyeglass store business hours Contact Eye Bouqique Phone Comprehensive eye exams Eye exam chart Eye Boutique optometrists Eye doctor Personalized vision care Comprehensive vision care See more comfortably Dry eyes Professional contact lens exams & fittings Contact lens fitting Top of the line optical lenses Optical lenses fabricated in the USA Expert repairs for frames & lenses Repair service for broken eyeglasses Find the best fit for your vision & comfort Professional eyeglass frame fitting Quality lens treatments Lens coating types We’ll help you make the most of your vision insurance Magnifying glass used to examine vision insurance document Affordable soft contact lenses from top brands Soft contact lenses for sale An alternative to soft contact lenses Gas permeable contact lenses Disposable contact lenses Disposable contact lenses for sale Contact lenses you can sleep in Extended wear contact lenses for sale Enhance your look with colored contacts Colored contact lenses for sale Contacts for near and distance viewing multifocal & bifocal contact lenses for sale Contact lenses for kids Pediatric and aphakic contact lenses Improve your vision and your game contact lenses for athletes We accept more types of vision insurance Accepted vision insurance Affordable eye care & glasses even without insurance Vision care without insurance
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