An exciting technology has been developed that may allow you to have a comprehensive retinal exam without the use of dilating drops. Optomap, a product developed by Optos, is a retinal imaging product that gives doctors a view of the retina without the use of dilating drops.
Optomap is a camera that digitally scans the retina. The test is non-invasive and takes only seconds to complete. Different wavelengths of light are used to capture the image. The image can then be filtered, allowing various layers of the retina to be evaluated. The image can be viewed on a computer monitor and stored for future comparisons.