Retinal photography is a quick and painless way for our optometrists to look inside your eye and track changes to your eye health and vision. We use a fundus camera to take high-resolution, coloured 2D images to examine your retina - the tissue lining the back of your eye. These images are saved electronically to allow us to keep track of any changes in your eye health over time, in future visits, and can pick up on many eye concerns even before you have any noticeable symptoms. 

What Conditions Can Retinal Photography Help To Detect?

Digital retinal photography can help identify a range of eye diseases in their early stages, including: 

  • Diabetic changes or retinopathy

  • Glaucoma

  • Age-related macular degeneration

  • Retinal vascular changes

  • Retinal detachment

When Should I Have Retinal Photography?

Retinal photography is usually performed as part of your comprehensive eye exam. However, if you notice any changes to your vision, or vision loss, your optometrist may use it to help identify any eye conditions that may be damaging your retina, and begin appropriate treatment and prevention strategies as soon as possible. We recommend that all of our patients have this test done as part of their annual or two-yearly eye exam, especially those with a personal history of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol.

To make a booking for retinal photography, contact one of our friendly stores here.