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Vision Care

Updating your glasses prescription isn’t the only part of sound vision care, which is why Eagles Landing Family Practice focuses on the overall health of your eyes. We use EyeTel imaging technology coupled with an exam from one of our physicians to get a comprehensive view of your eyes. Each screening is completed in our Imaging Center, which offers state-of-the-art technology. 

There are two different tests: digital retinal screening and DigiScope testing for patients at risk of having diabetic retinopathy.  To learn more about our vision screenings, please contact us.

Digital Retinal Screening is a process where high-resolution, digital photographs are taken of the retina, or interior portion of your eye. The color photograph, taken with a specialized retinal camera, provides detailed images of the various structures of the retina and can show abnormalities that may threaten normal vision.

This helps your doctor accurately diagnose and document any diseases or conditions you may have. It also provides a baseline for comparison with previous and future visits, which helps in monitoring disease progression.

DigiScope Testing is a way to assist your physician in determining if you have Diabetic Retinopathy. Pictures are taken of the back of your eyes with the DigiScope technology by the following steps: 

  • Dilation: Mild drops will be placed in your eyes to dilate your pupils. The drops will enlarge your pupils for more complete and effective pictures to be taken of the inside of your eyes.
  • DigiScope: A DigiScope is used to take digital pictures of your eyes and the process is simple, painless and takes approximately 10 minutes.
  • Results: After the digital pictures are taken, retinal specialists will analyze them and a report will be sent to your physician.

Who should have a Digital Retinal Screening?

  • Diabetic patients – for diagnosing and monitoring diabetic retinopahty which can lead to loss of vision
  • Glaucoma patients – for early detection of even the slightest changes to the optic never that could lead to the gradual loss of peripheral vision.
  • Patients with Macular Degeneration – for diagnosing and monitoring age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for prevention in severe vision loss.
  • Patients with other Retinal Diseases and Disorders – for aid in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment
  • Patients with healthy eyes (adults and children) – to establish a healthy baseline, which can aid in the detection of any unusual changes or disease in the future

We can’t place enough emphasis on preventive care. As a result, Digital Retinal Screening is included in all of our comprehensive eye exams, regardless of your age.