February Recognized as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Prevent Blindness has declared February AMD Awareness month[1].  Age-related macular degeneration(AMD) is the most common cause of severe loss of eyesight among people 50 and older.

AMD affects the central vision, and with it, the ability to see fine details. With AMD, the macula, a part of the retina in damaged. In its early stages, AMD may have no signs or symptoms, so people may not suspect they have it. In advanced stages, people lose their ability to drive, to see faces, and to read smaller print. AMD by itself does not lead to complete blindness, with no ability to see. However, the loss of central vision in AMD can severely interfere with simple everyday activities



Deconstructing the myth behind an Optos device investment

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Make a wish come true with an Optos purchase. Get Optos off your wish list and into your practice.  We understand that an upfront purchase of an Optos device can feel daunting. But adopting advanced retinal imaging technology can start driving revenue in your practice the moment you invest.


January is Glaucoma Awareness Month: Protect Sight with Comprehensive Eye Exams

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

optomap enables eyecare professionals to discover, diagnose, document, and treat ocular pathology . Recent studies suggest that UWF imaging may be suitable for diagnosing glaucoma in situations where slit-lamp biomicroscopy or digital color stereoscopy are not available. Another study also confirms that optomap has almost perfect agreement with color digital stereoscopy when assessed by a glaucoma specialist


Your Mouse and OptosAdvance: Working Together for an Efficient Image Review Process

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Expanding on a past topic for OptosAdvance users looking to better utilize their software, we have now provided a new set of tips and tricks to using your mouse within OptosAdvance to get the most efficient image review process. Scroll to the bottom to download the full PDF. 


Invest in your practice with optomap today

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Investment in the latest retinal imaging technology is a commitment to grow your practice years into the future. Improve your bottom line and customer retention with innovations in eye care that help patients receive the best care possible. Features such as multimodality are helping to save sight with the early detection of potential disease and disorders. Advancements in eye care also reduce NHS waiting times and protect the lives of patients.


The Importance of Diabetic Eye Screening

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Regular comprehensive eye exams are crucial for detecting and managing diabetic eye issues. Diabetic retinopathy, for example, can often be treated more effectively if caught early. If you have diabetes, it's essential to work closely with your healthcare team to control your blood sugar levels, manage your overall health, and have regular eye exams to catch any potential eye problems early.

At Optos, our technology facilitates the early detection, management and effective treatment of disorders and diseases evidenced in the retina such as diabetic retinopathy. More than 2,500 published and ongoing clinical trials as well as thousands of case studies and testimonials show the long-term value of optomap imaging in diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient engagement in diabetic screening and diabetic eye exams. For more information about Optos and optomap, please visit www.optos.com


World Diabetes Day - Focus on Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Each year, November 14th is recognized as World Diabetes Day and this year’s theme is “Education to Protect Tomorrow”. Understanding the condition is the first step towards managing and preventing it. One in 10 adults around the world currently live with diabetes, an estimated 537 million people. Almost half do not know they have it.


Protect those Peepers! Safe Tips to Enjoy the Tricks and Treats this Halloween

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Optos would like to wish you all a happy and safe Halloween. To protect your vision, make sure you and your family receive an annual retinal exam that includes optomap®.


Future proof your practice with Optos

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023

In a climate of economic uncertainty, Optometrists with independent or small practices face several business challenges. Our research has revealed three key indicators impacting customer retention and financial growth. 



Benefits of Multimodal Ultra-widefield Retinal Imaging

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2023

Ultra-widefield multimodal imaging is an important clinical and research tool. By combining images from different modalities, clinicians can develop a detailed understanding of functional and morphologic aspects of various retinal diseases.

Optos offers multimodal imaging with all of its ultra-widefield imaging devices and has been shown to enhance pathology detection and disease management as well as improve clinic flow.