A thorough examination of the retina is a crucial part of a comprehensive eye exam.

Healthy retinas are crucial for maintaining good vision, and at Southern Eye Centers, we understand the importance of preserving your sight. That’s why our team of eye care professionals utilizes retinal imaging to photograph and monitor any changes in the health of your retinas. By detecting early signs of developing retinal conditions, we can provide prompt and effective treatment to prevent any further vision loss.

The retina (located at the back of your eye) is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. By looking at the retina, your eye doctor can not only see signs of eye conditions but also those of other issues such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.


During your eye exam, one of our optometric technicians will use the CLARUS 500 Ultra-Wide Fundus Camera, a non-invasive diagnostic tool, to capture ultra-wide retinal images of both of your eyes. With this advanced technology, your eye doctor can view a 200-degree stationary image of each retina, without requiring dilation.

Signs of early disease are often subtle and can occur in the far periphery of the retina. Widefield imaging has shown to reveal more pathology than standard fields and allows for more thorough documentation and detection of peripheral retinal pathology. However, traditional fundus imaging remains the standard for macular and optic nerve diagnosis and documentation. CLARUS™ 500 is the next generation, ultra-widefield fundus imaging system from ZEISS that provides true color and high-resolution across an ultra-wide image.

  • Leveraging ZEISS optics, CLARUS 500 captures a high-resolution ultra-widefield image down to 7 microns.
  • Ultra-high resolution, along with an intuitive review software, allows clinicians to track subtle changes in pathology as well as view, compare and annotate images.
  • CLARUS 500 from ZEISS helps create a comfortable, satisfying patient experience that provides images free of lids and lashes, and requires fewer recaptures.

We recommend that all patients undergo retinal imaging on a yearly basis as part of our commitment to providing the most comprehensive eye exam possible. The digital images of your retina will remain on file, so that we can compare changes in your eyes over time.

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