We are pleased to inform you that during your next visit to La Paz Optometric Center, you will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of the latest technology in eye exams – The Canon Digital Retinal Imaging (DRI) technology . The Imaging technology will produce the most comprehensive image of your retina, and allow us to perform a more thorough exam than was previously possible. The result is that we can better prevent or reduce vision loss in our patients with a simple, quick and patient-friendly new technology.
Any routine eye exam should always include a careful look at the retina, which is located at the back of the eye, to screen for abnormalities or disease. The sensitive tissue that makes up the retina is susceptible to a variety of diseases that can ultimately lead to partial loss of vision or even complete blindness. Early detection of any retinal abnormality is thus crucial. Previously, this screening was done by dilating the pupils, a procedure that many patients found uncomfortable, inconvenient and time-consuming.
The Digital Retinal Image is made possible by using a new technology – the Canon Digital Retinal Imaging System. The Canon DRI system enables us to see nearly all of your retina. Furthermore, it eliminates the discomfort and inconvenience associated with pupil dilation. As a result, you will not experience blurred vision or sensitivity to light following your eye exam.
We will be discussing this revolutionary exam with you further at your next appointment. Here at La Paz Optometric Center, we are dedicated to offering our patients the best eye care possible, and acquiring the tools to help us do so. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit – and providing the most comprehensive and advanced vision care available.