The optomap (Optos) ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in a single image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time. Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family, even our pediatric patients. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken include: 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 signs of disease can be present in the periphery of your retina and remain undetected for a long time when using traditional methods. Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health.