Your retina (which is located in the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions, signs of other diseases, such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes, can also be seen in the retina.
Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.
The retinal imaging equipment, known as Optomap, we use is unique and the only of its kind in County Durham and Northumberland. There is a charge for this service but can you put a price on your health? Please call us if you would like to find out more.