How a Retinal Eye Exam can save your life!


Our doctors Pham & Charnell are concerned about retinal problems including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments, and systemic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. These conditions can lead to serious health problems including partial loss of vision or blindness, and often develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. 

Our office has the latest technology to provide the most thorough exam, such as the Optomap Retinal Exam;

  • Provides your doctor with a scan of the retina to confirm the health of your eye
  • An in depth view of the retinal layers (where disease can start)
  • Allows your doctor to detect the presence of the disease early in its progression 
  • Will be saved in your medical file enabling your doctor to make important comparisons during your annual eye exam

This is Tori’s Story:

At the age of 8, Tori and her mom visited Dr. Scott Thiele, Jacksonville, FL, for her first eye exam which included an optomap Retinal Exam. She had a slight blur in vision, but no other symptoms. The optomap retinal exam revealed a large retinal detachment, which occurs when the retina lifts or detaches from its normal position. Based on the size of the detachment, Dr. Thiele suspected cancer, and immediately referred her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a rare, large choroidal melanoma and unfortunately her eye had to be removed. Tori’s mother credits the optomap Retinal Exam for discovering the tumor that could have been fatal if left undetected.

Remember that your eye is the only organ that the doctor can see easily without the need of surgery. An eye exam can save your life! Call today 407-647-3937 or set your appointment on our website 


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