For the Love of a Son

Douglas and Leif

Optos was founded over 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 ultra-widefield image of the retina, easily.

"With the optomap exam, Leif's detached retina might have been detected in time to be properly treated. His eye could have been saved."