The Wellness Exam is an improved technology which allows Dr. Carlson to take scans of the interior portion of your eye called the retina.
The Wellness Exam uses state-of-the-art optical coherence tomography (OCT) to produce high definition images of the layers of the retina (sensitive area of the back of the eye). Often compared to an MRI or CT scan, SD-OCT images provide stunning details of retinal structures that are not visible with other examination techniques or tests. This is important because it enables the doctor to detect early signs of vision-threatening disease. When diagnosed early, these conditions are often easier to treat, which slows progression and often avoids vision loss.
Although insurance companies may not cover the cost of the screening, this new technology can aid Dr. Carlson in accurately diagnosing and documenting many diseases. It also provides a baseline for comparison with previous and future visits, which aids in monitoring disease progression and response to therapy. The screening is optional and the cost is $39.
Did you know?
- Sight-threatening eye diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages.
- State-of-the-art technology can help your doctor see early signs of these diseases.
- Early detection and treatment of eye disease may reduce your risk of vision loss.