Digital retinal photography allows us to take pictures of the back of your eye. These pictures help us identify problems with your vision, and can also help diagnose other medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, or even brain tumors.
Digital retinal photography is important because often vision or eye problems can develop with no clear symptoms. Subtle changes in your vision can be hard to detect, and diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, or retinal tears may only be visible through digital retinal photography.
Using a digital camera system, our optometrists at Gartner & Galstian Vision Care can photograph your eye, which allows us to have a snapshot to examine and discuss. This also allows us to track changes in your eyes over time. This is crucial to being able to predict and prepare for common issues that come with age.