World Class Eyecare at Airedale Opticians

What is an Optomap Scan?

Optomap is an ultrawide scan of the back of the eye. It uses red and green lasers to produce an image showing more of the back of the eye than ever before, hence the term ultrawide.

What is the benefit to me?

You want to know your eyes are healthy and an Optomap scan provides the additional peace of mind and reassurance that your eyes are as healthy as we think they are. It allows us to see up to 85% of the retina – that’s 200 degrees of the internal eye! Not only does an Optomap scan show us the far periphery of the retina but it also gives us diagnostic and functional information about the retina and the health of your eyes.

The benefits of having an Optomap Ultra-Widefield retinal image taken are:

  • Optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
  • Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
  • The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams.
  • Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.


The difference between an Optomap image and a retinal photograph

The image on the left below shows one of the images the Optomap provides.
The image on the right shows the photo you get with a standard retinal camera in the centre. 
The other added benefit of Optomap is that it uses specialised lasers which allows our Optometrists to see the different layers of the retina.
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3D OCT at Airedale Opticians

The 3D OCT scan (Optical Coherence Tomography) allows our optometrists to view and record the health of your eyes in greatest microscopic detail possible. It allows us to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the eye!
The OCT scan is able to detect sight-threatening eye conditions, such as glaucoma, years before traditional eye examination equipment.
Choosing Airedale Opticians for your Eye Examinations:
  • We allocate extra time during your appointment, giving our optometrist time to analyse the information – and discuss the results with you in plain english.
  • We have been offering OCT scans since 2011 (the first in the Bradford and Airedale area!) – giving our optometrists great experience interpreting the detail that it provides.
  • This allows us to detect serious eye conditions from even the smallest signs much earlier.
  • We securely store your scans and our technology allows us to compare your scans at each visit – providing peace of mind that your eye health is being monitored.

This hospital grade technology allows our optometrists to identify, diagnose, monitor and if needed,  refer promptly for  treatment with much more certainty. The local hospitals often refer patients to Airedale Opticians due to our expertise with using OCT technology.