Recognizing World Optometry Day
March 23rd is World Optometry Day; a day to recognize and raise awareness about the important role of optometrists in providing eye care services and improving vision health worldwide.
100% Optical 2023 Round-up
The team at Optos recently presented at 100% Optical and provided a host of informative sessions covering ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging and multi modal imaging – all with our mission at the forefront.
This is especially relevant given the challenges around NHS referrals and the increased need for primary care optometry to be able to routinely view the peripheral region. Through CPD lectures on our stand and Lunch and Learn sessions, we showcased the benefits of our optomap® retinal imaging technology and our range of devices.
AMD, More than a Macular Condition
AMD is a common eye condition that causes damage to the macula, and is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. AMD by itself does not lead to complete blindness, with no ability to see. However, the loss of central vision in AMD can interfere with simple everyday activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, read, write, or do close work, such as cooking or fixing things around the house.
optomap Allows Eye Care Practioners to Image Safely
Optos ultra-widefield (UWF™) imaging is a revolutionary technology that enables eye care professionals to examine the retina in detail without the need for face-to-face interaction. This novel approach to eye exams enables detailed examinations with no face-to-face interaction and Optos UWF technology may help protect patients and staff by reducing the spread of airborne disease. Image Safely is the fourth pillar of Optos technology and its unrivaled advantage of being non-invasive nature.
optomap® Protects Vision
Optos UWF imaging helps doctors find more pathology offering the ONLY single-capture ultra-widefield (UWF™) non-mydriatic images. 97% of doctors using optomap report finding unexpected pathology in the eyes of patients with no visual complaints. An increasing number of doctors have moved to UWF imaging because the field of view allows them to assess virtually the “whole eye”, rather than just the macula, or posterior pole. With optomap, practitioners can quickly and easily acquire a 200-degree FOV of the retina, aiding to protect vision, a pillar of Optos technology.
optomap® Improves Outcomes
optomap ultra-widefield (UWF™) imaging is a proven tool for effective clinical decision making. More than 1,800 clinical trials and hundreds of published case studies and testimonials prove the value of optomap imaging in diagnosis, disease management, and patient engagement, standing as a core pillar of Optos technology.
Enhanced Practice Flow with optomap®
Optos UWF retinal imaging technology was created to help doctors save sight. More than 20,000 Optos devices are in use worldwide and millions of patients have benefited from optomap® UWF imaging. A core value of optomap technology and an important pillar on which it stands is the ability to enhance practice and exam flow. optomap UWF technology produces a high-resolution, 200° image in less than ½ second. A proven technology to reduce patient visit time and improve practice flow and practice economics.
The Pillars of optomap Imaging
Optos ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging enables healthcare professionals to discover, diagnose, document, and treat ocular pathology that may first present in the periphery - pathology which may go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment. Over the next few weeks, we will take a deeper dive into the value of optomap® technology and the pillars on which it stands; enhance practice flow, improve outcomes, protect vision, and image safely.
optomap Imaging and Diabetes
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.
Westminster Eye Health Day
Optos recently attends the ‘Westminster Eye Health Day’ held on 19 October 2022 as part of the College’s campaign to tackle current and future issues affecting ophthalmology services. The event attendees were offered the opportunity to have their eyes imaged on the Optos Daytona device – the most widely used UWF™ imaging device in the UK.