As optometrists, the team at Bayview Optometrics is always seeking out new technology designed to make eye exams easier on our patients, as well as that which is better able to provide a robust amount of information about eye health. That’s why we love the Optos Daytona, a specialized camera that allows us to quickly and accurately assess your eye health in just half a second without requiring the use of dilating eye drops. If you’ve ever had your eyes dilated, you know what a hassle it is—it takes time for the eyes to regain their natural level of dilation, which often necessitates having another person take you to and from your appointments.
What the Optos Daytona does
The Optos Daytona in Cape Cod is a scanning retinal camera that takes pictures as if it were inside the eye. In as little as half a second, it can take an ultra-wide picture that allows the optometrist to see the retina without the pupil blocking the view. This allows the doctor to see a 270-degree view of the retina without needing to use dilating drops on the patient. It also has enhanced software tools that not only let the optometrist diagnose issues far earlier than other cameras, but also allows them to then show the patient high-resolution images that can make it easier to understand what’s happening within their eyes.
With the Optos Daytona technology, we can check for glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, as well as monitor any irregularities in the retina due to medication, melanoma, holes, tears or detachments. With the quick and easy technology, patients are able to monitor their ocular health with minimal invasiveness and time commitment.
Why our patients love it
The worst part of eye exams is getting your eyes dilated—it can be uncomfortable and prevents you from driving immediately afterward. Imagine getting to sit down, look into a camera and have your exam conducted in less than a second.
It’s an extremely user-friendly technology that uses lights to guide the patient into place, and the exam is over shortly thereafter. Then the software allows the doctor to show the patient exactly what’s happening with their retinas. Our patients appreciate the ease of use as well as the enhanced explanations of potential areas of concern.
While you may require further examination that does require dilation, the Optos Daytona in Cape Cod allows us to conduct the vast majority of eye exams quickly and painlessly.
Make an appointment with your optometrist
How long has it been since your last eye exam? Bayview Optometrics offers full-service eye care and optical retail for all of Cape Cod. Since 1997, we have provided comprehensive eye exams, premium optical products and contact lenses. Our office features the best optometric services and the most current eyewear available. If you’re interested in finding out how the Optos Daytona can make your eye exam faster and easier than ever, call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!