How does this scan work?
A Digital Retinal Scan provides a 30° to 45° photograph of your retina, optic nerve and blood vessels. This attention to detail is important, as some eye conditions and other medical issues can be detected by comparing small changes over time. Your optometrist will ask you to look through an eyepiece, like a pair of binoculars attached to the scanner, at a coloured spot until a flash goes off. We’ll then discuss the results with you and your scans will be kept safely on file. Over time, this helps us to build a profile of your eye health so that we can act early if there are any subtle changes in appearance.