Clarus digital image of the retina
Our doctors would like all patients over the age of 4 to have the Clarus retinal image performed every year. This technology provides an ultra wide-field view of the retina and important structures of the eye and eliminates the need for dilation drops in many (not all) cases. Comparing these images on an annual basis allows for early detection of eye disease. The fee for this image is $30 and is not usually covered by insurance.
OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)
An OCT screening can detect the earliest signs of certain eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Our doctors recommend that all patients over the age of 40 have a baseline screening performed and also recommend a screening for any patient over the age of 30 who has a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration.