See More of Your Eye Health
Your eyes and body share a close, complex relationship. The relationship is so unique that particular health concerns could also affect your eyes and vision.
Diabetes is a health condition that can affect your eye health over time. But with the help of our team’s comprehensive approach, supported by modern technologies and techniques, we can provide you with a clear understanding of your eyes and how you can preserve your vision.
If you have diabetes, we recommend having annual eye exams. Book yours today. We’re ready to help you!
Can Increase The Risk of Eye Disease
Diabetes is a systemic health condition that affects how your body processes sugar.
Your body manages your blood sugar levels with the help of insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas that allows sugar to access your blood cells. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, it can affect how your body produces insulin or change the way your body responds to it.
Diabetes affects your blood sugar levels as a result. High blood sugar can then damage blood vessels in your retina, increasing the risk of developing eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, open-angle glaucoma, and cataracts.
Regular eye exams can help detect potential problems, sometimes before symptoms occur. You may be able to manage your risk of eye disease by controlling your blood sugar levels and living an active, healthy lifestyle.
Preserving Your Vision
Many eye diseases can develop without symptoms during their early stages, but the technology we use during an eye exam can help detect them before they cause permanent vision problems.
Diabetes affects the blood vessels in your retina, the back part of your eye that collects light before sending the information to your brain via your optic nerve. When these vessels swell or break, the fluids can damage your retina, increase your intraocular pressure, and affect your crystalline lens.
We observe the health of the inside of your eyes with the help of modern technologies like fundus photography and optical coherence tomography.
Ultra Wide-Field Fundus Photography
Ultra wide-field fundus photography, provided by our Optos device, is an imaging technique we use to capture highly-detailed pictures of your fundus, the area of your eye that includes your retina, macula, optic disc, and retinal blood vessels.
Observing this area can help our team detect signs of diabetic retinopathy, open-angle glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic macular edema.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography is a technique that uses light to create cross-sectional images of your retina. The device helps our team observe the many different layers of your retina, allowing us to detect problems affecting your retina, macula, and optic disc.
Among diabetic eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, the device can also detect signs of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
Book An Exam Today
Eye exams are the first step towards understanding how your vision works and what you can do to support it.
If you have diabetes, yearly eye exams can help you preserve your vision from various diseases and conditions. Learn how our team can help you when you book your next eye exam today.
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