Vision threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages, so our practice has begun using state-of-the-art technology for the earliest signs for detection.
The iWellness Exam™ is a quick ultrasound using light technology that allows our doctors to see beneath the surface of your retina. This unique technology can help our doctors detect vision threatening and systemic diseases in their very early stages, when they are most treatable.
As part of your pre-exam testing, our technician will perform the iWellness Exam which your doctor will review with you during your examination today. The $39 charge is typically not covered by your vision or medical insurance, so this will be added into the cost of your visit today. Any questions you have about iWellness Exam and the results of the test can be discussed with the doctor during your examination.
Regular iWellness Exams can help your doctor detect common eye diseases such as:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
The iWellness Exam provides:
- Detailed SD-OCT scan reports to show a healthy eye or detect early signs of disease.
- Thickness maps of the retina and ganglion cell complex giving your doctor detailed information simply not available with other methods.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss your iWellness Exam scan reports with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows your doctor to compare your iWellness Exam scan reports each year to look for changes.
The iWellness scan is an easy-to-read report that displays the thickness of your retina and your ganglion cell complex as compared to a database of normal eyes. These metrics along with a high-resolution image and symmetry analysis help to identify if you are displaying the early signs of retinal disease or glaucoma.