The iWellnessExam is a quick and non-invasive scan of your eye that lets your doctor see the layers of your retina to aid in the early detection of eye disease.
The iWellnessExam uses state-of-the-art spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-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 very early signs of vision threatening disease, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others. When diagnosed early, these conditions are easier to treat, slowing progression and often avoiding vision loss.
The iWellnessExam is non-invasive and can be performed quickly and easily as an initial first step in a routine comprehensive eye examination. The images produced provide a view of the retinal layers that enable the doctor to identify very early signs of disease, or confirm the patient’s ocular health. Early detection of retinal abnormalities and disease may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevent or slow the progression of vision loss. The iWellnessExam is recommended annually regardless of symptoms, thereby allowing eye doctors to observe any subtle changes occurring over time.