For the Love of a Son With the optomap exam, Leif's detached retina might have been detected in time to be properly treated. His eye could have been saved. Optos was founded 20 years ago by Douglas Anderson after his then five-year-old son, Leif, went blind in one eye when a retinal detachment was detected too late. Routine exams were uncomfortable, especially for a child, which made it impossible for the doctor to conduct a complete exam and view the entire retina. Douglas set out to develop a patient-friendly retinal imaging product that encompassed a digital widefield image of the retina easily.