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Our patients are loving the optomap®

We are pleased to inform you that during your next visit to Robert J. Merrick OD you will

experience the benefits of the latest technology in eye care – the optomap®. The optomap is a wellness

screening tool that assists us in the evaluation of your retina. With the optomap we can discover any

abnormalities or confirm the health of your retina, diagnose any potentially harmful diseases, and if

necessary, determine the best course of action.


An annual comprehensive eye exam is an important component of your health care regimen. These

yearly check-ups enable us to test your vision and examine the inside and back area of your eye, known

as the retina. The sensitive tissue that makes up the retina is susceptible to a variety of diseases that

could lead to loss of vision or in some cases blindness. The early detection of any retinal abnormality is

crucial to maintaining your ocular and systemic health because in most cases of eye disease, in the early

stages, you will experience no signs or symptoms.


The optomap is a simple, non-invasive procedure. In less than a second we can generate a highresolution,

digital, color image of your retina. This image becomes a part of your permanent medical

record and enables us to see more of your retina, measure aspects of your eye, and magnify some of the

finer details. We can also track changes in your eye over time by comparing each year’s optomap. In

addition, you take a more active role in your eye care by reviewing the images with your doctor and

learning more about how best to protect your vision. If you are interested in learning more about the

optomap, please visit


The optomap contributes to our standard of care and improves patient education and satisfaction. At

Robert J. Merrick OD, we are dedicated to offering our patients the best eye care possible. We

look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!


Best regards,

Robert J Merrick OD