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While it might not sound as sexy as Disney X Karen Walker, it means saying goodbye to dilating eye drops and dark rooms, and hello to a broader range of your eye and a lot of very small details that were otherwise undetectable with previous technology. Allowing our optometrists to pick up early signs and symptoms of eye disease. Yay, science!

What does it do?

The iCare EIDON Ultra-Widefield Module (yes, we know it’s a bit of a mouthful, but bear with us); is a new piece of technology that enables us to see a wider view (up to 200 degrees) of your retina (the innermost wall of your eye) and gives us more information about the signs of diseases in the peripheral vision. 

Your peripheral vision is everything you see off to the side when you’re looking straight ahead. It’s like your own built-in set of side mirrors. Pretty cool, huh?

Okay, so why are we so excited?

iCare EIDON are like the Apple of eye equipment, they’re the best at what they do. In the eye industry, their range of products are recognised for superior image quality. Now, with this new equipment, we can apply the iCare TrueColour Confocal Technology (which speeds up exam time and means we don’t need to use dilating drops and dark environments) to the Ultra-Widefield imaging. 

The perfect pairing, resulting in a new performance standard in retinal imagery. With a guaranteed increase in image sharpness, better optical resolution, higher details and greater contrast, it “takes retinal diagnostics to the next level”.

The result? 

Optometrists can now see an increased field of view on the retina. But it’s not only that. The EIDON Ultra Wide-field technology, means the image is ultra high quality and so sharp, allowing us to detect the very small signs and details of eye diseases from the centre of your eye to the edges (peripherals).

“EIDON TrueColor Widefield Confocal Scanner gives great retinal images, far superior to a standard retinal camera: you are able to see certain conditions in much better visualization, such as Diabetic Retinopathy.” – Steven G Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, US


Take a look at this - here's a photo of a retina taken with the iCare EIDON - you can see how much wider and more detailed the image is. Especially when you compare it to the image below that - which is taken with standard technology. 

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A retina image taken by standard technology:

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