Bastrop Family Eye Care is committed to protecting your eye health by using the most advanced technology available. We’re now excited to announce that our comprehensive eye exams will now include the iWellnessExam.
The iWellnessExam uses state of the art technology to let our doctors see beneath the surface of your retina, where signs of common vision impairing diseases first appear. Traditional eye exams and retinal photography do not provide this level of detail.
Traditional eye exams only check the surface of the retina, but with early signs showing below the surface it’s important to look beneath the surface of the retina.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Will it hurt or be uncomfortable?
State of the art technology means the scan is non-invasive, contains no bright flashes of light, and is quick, taking only a few seconds to complete.
Q: Why should I have an iWellnessExam?
Traditional eye exams can miss early signs of several common diseases like Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration (which is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over 55). The iWellnessExam will aid in the early detection and treatment of these diseases, lowering your risk of vision loss.
Q: How does the exam work?
The exam allows us to inspect the layers of your retina, by providing this level of detail we are able to spot abnormalities and early signs of diseases. Here’s what a scan looks like:
Q: Which diseases can this detect?
The iWellnessExam will aid in the detection of the following common vision impairing diseases:
- Diabetic Retinopathy. (Damage to the blood vessels in the retina caused by complications of diabetes, it affects 80 percent of the diabetic population.)
- Glaucoma. (A disease in which the nerve fibers suffer damage. It usually develops without obvious symptoms. There are 2.29 million American adults with glaucoma, yet 2 million more are estimated to have the disease and do not know it.)
- Macular Degeneration. (An eye disorder that damages the center of the retina (macula), making it difficult to see fine details. It is a leading cause of vision loss for Americans age 55 and older.)