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Why is the Optomap Digital Eye Exam Necessary?


The benefits of Optomap are clear!

Inside your eyeball, on your retina way at the back of your inner eye, a clear view of your blood vessels can be seen. In fact, this is the only place in your body that offers such a direct image of your blood vessels, and the Optomap digital eye exam is one of the best ways for your eye doctor to see it. We’re proud to offer Optomap as a part of a comprehensive eye exam at our eye care centers near you in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, Greenspoint, Kingwood, and Houston, Texas.

Introducing Optomap

When your eye doctor performs a dilated eye exam, s/he inspects the inner tissues of your eye. By using the innovative technology of Optomap, more than 80% of your retina can be captured in one panoramic image.

The image-capturing process is painless and quick, taking less than ½ second and provides a 200-degree high-resolution picture. Because there is generally no need to dilate your eyes beforehand, you won’t need to experience stinging eye drops, the long wait until the eye drops take effect, or blurry vision that lasts for hours after the eye exam.

Amazing Advantages of Optomap

Tracks your eye health

The Optomap digital eye exam enables our eye doctor to enlarge and isolate particular areas of your retina in order to focus on any potential problems. These detailed images are recorded and saved, taken out at your annual eye exams for comparison with new images. In this way, we can check for any changes over time, such as the signs of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.

Safe for your eyes and your body

In between each patient, our eye care team cleans the device thoroughly with alcohol wipes.

Rapid results

The entire process takes less than a half-second, and the results are instantaneous. There’s no need to sit around waiting for the images to be ready.

For patients of all ages

Optomap can be performed on adults and children alike, from toddlers to seniors. This digital eye exam is also regarded as safe for pregnant women.

Early detection of retinal problems

Most retinal disorders do not cause any symptoms until they have progressed to a late stage. However, when detected early enough, many of these conditions can be treated to prevent vision loss. Early detection is therefore vital for your eye health. Additionally, the Optomap images can also indicate the presence of certain non-eye related health conditions – another reason to make this imaging procedure a part of your yearly eye exam!

We offer Optomap near you!

The Optomap technology has been available in the United States since 1999, and now equips about 13,000 eye doctor offices around the world. At Eye Trends, we’re pleased to invite you to benefit from Optomap in one of our eye care offices near you in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, Greenspoint, Kingwood, and Houston, Texas.

At Eye Trends, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 936-206-7366 or book an appointment online to see one of our Conroe eye doctors.

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Dr. Inns is a 1982 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. During his training at the University of Houston, he held positions in research and was a teaching assistant / laboratory instructor.

Postgraduate work includes therapeutic courses at Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Course at the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Inns has published in Optometry Today and Optometric Management. He also volunteers at the schools in his area.

Dr. Inns and his wife, Lynn, spend much of their spare time calling and visiting with their four boys.

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Amber Draper, Manager

As the manager of The Woodlands office, Amber Draper leads the team with the focus on patient care and assisting with their ophthalmic needs. Having over 10 years experience, Amber can aid patients with the most appropriate lens technology to match their daily needs. Everyone needs at least one pair of sun wear, especially here in Texas.

Amber is a proud graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BA in History, and a minor in Spanish.

In her spare time, she is with family, friends, and enjoying some Houston Texans Football.

Dr. Toups is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University.

Being a therapeutically licensed optometrist, Dr. Toups is trained to diagnose and treat ocular conditions. He specializes in contact lenses and he is current with all refractive surgery procedures.

Dr. Toups is married, has five children and has lived in the Houston area since 1980.

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