Digital retinal photography allows instant viewing of retinal images by both the doctor and the patient without the use of dilation drops. These images serve a dual purpose: first for documenting any existing eye disease and second for establishing baseline images to compare against any future possible changes.  This method of examining and documenting the retina is incredibly more detailed and accurate than the conventional drawing methods still in use by clinics that choose not to offer this new technology. We believe baseline images will promote earlier diagnosis of many abnormal vision conditions, many of which can lead to permanent visual loss if not caught and treated in a timely manner.