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Optos Optomap in Bellflower

Optos Optomap

Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach is proud to announce our latest acquisition of modern equipment that we offer to our patients called Optos Optomap, which creates fascinating and extremely detailed maps of the eye and pictures of the retina. With Optomap's ultra-wide (200°) field retinal images, we can capture up to 82% of your retina at once. Traditional methods such as dilating the eyes typically reveal only 10-15% of the retina at one time. Additionally, the use of Optomap can decrease dilation frequency in the majority of patients.
Our investment in advanced imaging technology enables our eye doctors to provide patients in Bellflower earlier detection, improved management, and customized treatment for a wide variety of eye diseases and conditions.

Why is an optomap image important?

Detecting conditions

The retina is the back part of your eye and is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. The retina can also show signs of other diseases such as stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes in addition to eye conditions such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal tears
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy

These conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel any pain. An eye exam generally involves a look at the front of your eye to assess health and prescription changes, but a thorough retinal examination is crucial to make sure your eye is healthy.

Pictures of the back part of the eye will also help us determine whether there are any irregularities with the retina or if it's an issue with the optic nerve. We educate the patient on what we see and what the problem areas are, and if a referral is required, we provide the patient with the images.

It is important to note that despite its usefulness for diabetic screening, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA) still recommend that diabetics have a dilated eye exam at least once a year.

Monitoring changes

Optomap's high-resolution images also allow for a personal benchmark to be set for ocular health and allow for detection of sudden changes over time, and since the images are displayed automatically on your computer screen, you can easily see everything our eye doctor is telling you about your eye health, allowing you to take an active role in protecting your valuable vision.

By having a benchmark, we are able to detect small changes that may not be remembered from eye exam to eye exam, or may be hard to identify from clinical notes, by having old images our eye doctor can compare the images and track the smallest changes. Early detection of eye disease is critical in order to prevent permanent vision loss. In rare cases, an Optomap retinal examination may reveal serious conditions, such as eye or brain tumors. Results of an Optomap retinal exam allow us to take preventative measures to stop or slow down the progression of eye diseases by providing us with early warning signs that they may be developing. Over time, we monitor your eye for any changes to ensure that our treatment plan is providing you with long-term eye health benefits.

Are Optomaps safe?

The Optomap imaging process is fast, painless, and comfortable. At no point does anything touch your eye. In over 40 million images, no side effects have been observed with Optomap lasers due to their low intensity and non-invasive nature. It is safe for children, and they love looking at the vivid images of their retinas.

Schedule an Optomap retinal exam in Bellflower, California

Optomap uses Optos laser technology that takes retinal images which can help our eye doctors diagnose and manage several eye conditions as well as other diseases before they progress to severe stages. Patients searching for advanced medical eye care visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of medical eye care services for patients from Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Los Angeles. You can schedule an Optomap retinal exam by calling at (562) 925-6591.


I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.

Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.

Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!

Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.

Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.

Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.

Daniel G.
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