Barnes Vision Clinic
Barnes Vision Clinic


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For the first time, we can now view the entire interior of your eye without dilation. The Optomap is a new digital scan that allows our doctors to view ten times the information previously available, without dilation. Potentially sight-threatening conditions can be detected earlier.

Your insurance plan may provide you with basic eye examination coverage, but may not include advanced diagnostic disease procedures like the Optomap. Dr. Barnes, Dr. Cole, and Dr. McCarthick strongly recommend this technology for adults & children as a means of significantly enhancing her ability to detect serious eye conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Hypertensive Retinopathy, Retinal Holes, Tears and Detachments, Macular Degeneration, Malignant Melanomas, and Glaucoma, as well as many other peripheral retinal diseases. However, you have the option to decline this procedure. If you decide not to have this procedure done a dilation of your eyes may be recommended to view the retina to our satisfaction. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask any of our staff or Dr. Barnes, Dr. Cole, and Dr. McCarthick.

Important Points:
• Our doctor strongly recommends the scan for all patients.
• The Optomap is an exceptional diagnosis tool for children.
• The scan is totally safe.
• There is no blurring of vision.
• There is no pain.
• The image obtained remains part of your permanent record.
• You can view the image yourself.