Retina Care in Grand Rapids or Hibbing at Bonner Eye Clinic
You need a high-functioning, healthy retina in order to see clearly. Your retina is the thin, light-sensitive tissue located on the back of your eye. Its main function is to collect the light that enters your eye, convert that light to electrical impulses and then transmit that information to the brain for translation. It makes sense, then, that any damage to the retina will negatively impact your vision.
During routine eye exams, our doctors check the health of your retina. If there is any indication of damage, they may dilate your eyes to get a better look at the back of your eyes. The presence of damage could indicate one of these diseases or conditions:
Prompt treatment of these conditions could help preserve your vision.
Retina Disease Symptoms
You may also experience vision disturbances that could indicate a retina disease. These symptoms can include:
- Dark specks or lines in your vision
- Lines that appear wavy when they are actually straight
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Floaters or flashes in your vision
Optomap®: Retinal Imaging Software
The key to having and maintaining healthy eyes is in the early detection of potential problems. We are happy to announce that we are now offering optomap® imaging, which shows us a much wider view of your retina than any other imaging device, in order to provide our patients with the greatest chance of earlier disease detection
Optomap provides us with a permanent digital image which we can manipulate and magnify to have the most comprehensive view of the back of the eye in order to better and more effectively discover abnormalities that may be present. Optomap non-invasively captures an instantaneous, ultra-widefield digital image of the retina,
revealing important information for the comprehensive evaluation of systemic and ocular health. The image, which is captured in less than half a second, enhances clinical care, patient satisfaction, and practice efficiency. It is performed quickly andeasily which enables practitioners to spend more time diagnosing and educating rather than gathering information.
We’d Love to Tell You More About Retina Diseases
We invite you to schedule an eye exam so we can assess your vision for signs of retina disease so early treatment can be administered. During your visit to our practice, you will learn why so many people trust our team to protect their precious eyesight.