iWellness Screening & Retinal Photos

iWellness Screening and Retinal Photography

Many diseases can begin without symptoms and without warning.  Now at Atlantic Eyes Care and Spa we are offering advanced high definition digital imaging that is capable of detecting changes in the eye before the doctor can see the damage and before the patient will notice a problem.  In the early stages, you may not even notice a change in your vision, but sight threatening conditions such as retinal detachments, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy can be detected earlier at the cellular level with this new technology. This is the iWellness exam. Early detection leads to better visual outcomes. Think of it as a mammogram, a bone density scan or a MRI for the eye. Those are all tests that detect change before the disease advances.  We strongly encourage all patients to undergo these valuable tests as part of your annual eye exam, and particularly for any individuals with:

    • Spots, floaters, or flashes in your vision       
    • Diabetes/High Blood Pressure
    • Eye pain / Headaches
    • History of head or eye trauma 
    • Family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration
    • Strong eyeglass prescription
    • Plaquenil use, or use of certain medications for breast cancer

Combining retinal photography with the iWellness scan is the best way to monitor the back of the eye for changes each year.