Optos: Providing Customers with Worldwide Support and Benefits

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 by

We are dedicated to helping eye care professionals diagnose, manage and treat ocular and systemic disease earlier when prompt treatment can save sight and even save lives. Our team takes pride in the support we provide our customers in their efforts to improve the lives of their patients.



We aim to provide the highest level of support to our clients by employing skilled and responsible people within the markets where our customers do business. We strive for E3 — Excellence Every Day in Everything we do, including providing support. Our quest for excellence attracts the best and brightest employees who are passionate about helping our customers improve care and treatment to their patients.


Convenient Customer Support


Our customers have access to “E3” worldwide support via phone, email, convenient & secure customer portals, a retinal image library for pathology identification, advanced learning tools such as and state-of-the-art flipbooks and apps and the ability for seamless and continuous access with our extended warranty. Our extended warranty helps you protect your investment, save on unexpected repairs, and provide support for your patients and your business.



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Realizing Real Patient Benefits with Optos UWF Retinal Imaging Technology

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 by

Ophthalmologist, Dr. Nikolas London and optometrist Dr. Aaron Werner understand the need for eye care professionals to work together for the overall benefit of their patients. Both practice in the San Diego, CA area and both use ultra-widefield retinal imaging (UWF™) devices from Optos in their practices.



Dr. Werner uses Daytona because it provides a fast, yet thorough, screening and assessment of the retina. As part of pre-testing protocol, Daytona gives optometrists important information about the retina at the beginning of the examination, so doctors like Dr. Werner can decide whether to spend additional time evaluating the retina.


Daytona gives Dr. Werner the ability to send the DICOM compatible digital retinal image to retinal specialist Dr. London. If Dr. London feels a condition is urgent, the two eye care professionals can begin formulating a treatment plan even before the patient arrives at Dr. London’s practice.


Dr. London uses a 200Tx™ UWF retinal imaging device, which is larger and slightly older than the desktop Daytona, but this larger device captures 200 degrees of the retina.The 200Tx guides the user through the process of positioning the patient’s head in the chin rest, allowing technicians to easily image patients.


The 200Tx allows the …


Optos Protecting Eyesight Through Support of Optometry Giving Sight

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 by

Optos is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of Optometry Giving Sight, an organization dedicated to transforming lives through the gift of vision.



Sight is the most important of the five senses. In fact, the brain receives 80 percent of its information from the eyes, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In a national survey, most Americans said that losing their vision would affect their lives more than losing memory, speech, hearing, an arm or a leg.


Blindness and vision impairment affect more than 600 million people around the world, according to Optometry Giving Sight. Many cases are because individuals do not have access to the eye exams and eyeglasses they need. Optos is dedicated to helping people across the globe receive the quality eye exams and corrective lenses necessary for good vision.

Optometry Giving Sight

Optometry Giving Sight works with a number of organizations towards the common goal of eliminating avoidable blindness. The organization has eight fundraising offices around the world that secure financial support for projects in 37 countries. Through the support of donors and sponsors, Optometry Giving Sight transforms lives through the gift of vision.


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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 by

More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, and the number of people with this eye disease will increase 58 percent to reach 4.2 million by 2030. Much of this epidemic is the result of an aging population, but a great deal has to do with awareness. Recognizing January as Glaucoma Awareness Month gives billions of people the opportunity to learn more about this vision-robbing disease. About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States, according to the National Eye Institute, but about half of all people with glaucoma do not realize they have the eye condition because there are no symptoms. In fact, a person can lose as much as 40 percent of his vision without noticing.


Glaucoma is the cause of 9 – 12 percent of all cases of blindness in the United States today, robbing approximately 120,000 people of their sight. There is currently no way to restore vision once it is lost, but treatment can control glaucoma and prevent severe vision loss.


The word ‘glaucoma’ is actually an umbrella term for a group of eye diseases that damage …