Sight threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and others often have no outward signs or symptoms in early stages, which is why eye exams, including a thorough retinal evaluation, are important to protect vision. In an effort to provide a more thorough eye exam, Point of View Eyecare has incorporated the iWellnessExam™ SD-OCT as part of our comprehensive eye exam.
Like an MRI of the eye, but taking only seconds to perform, the iWellnessExam™ provides high definition cross sections of your retina and optic nerve which can reveal signs of disease in exquisite detail that are invisible to traditional examination methods.
This unique technology can help detect potentially vision threatening and systemic diseases in their very early stages. It will also provide your doctor with a permanent baseline record of your retinal examination for comparison during future exams.
As part of your pre-examination work-up, Dr. Bumsted will perform this test which your doctor will review with you during your examination today. The $39 charge is typically not covered by your medical or vision insurance unless being used to actively follow disease. This cost will be added into the price of your visit today. Any questions you have about these tests can be discussed during your examination.