Importance of Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetes can significantly affect eye health, increasing the risk of various eye conditions. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive diabetic eye exams tailored to the unique needs of diabetic patients. These exams can help with early detection of potential issues, timely intervention, and effective management of eye-related complications.
When Should I Get a Diabetic Eye Exam?
For patients with diabetes, it is recommended to have a comprehensive diabetic eye exam at least once a year. However, your optometrist may suggest more frequent exams based on your individual circumstances, such as the presence of other diabetes-related health issues or the severity of your diabetes.
Impact of Diabetes on Eye Health & Vision
Diabetes can have significant effects on eye health and vision that can cause vision loss and blindness. Early detection and treatment for the conditions associated with diabetes are critical for preserving vision.
Some of the key eye conditions associated with diabetes include cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and glaucoma.
Cataracts are a condition characterized by the clouding of the lens in the eye. This can cause blurry vision, sensitivity to glaring light, and difficulty with low-light conditions. Regular diabetic eye exams can help monitor cataract development and determine the need for appropriate treatment, such as cataract surgery, to restore clear vision.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in the retina. It can lead to vision loss if left untreated. Diabetic eye exams play a crucial role in detecting and monitoring the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Early intervention through blood sugar management can sometimes help reduce the effects of diabetic retinopathy, but laser treatments or injections may be needed to help manage the condition and prevent vision loss in later stages.
Diabetic macular edema occurs when fluid accumulates in the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp vision. This condition can lead to blurry or distorted central vision and vision loss. Regular diabetic eye exams can enable the early detection of diabetic macular edema, allowing for timely treatment with medications or laser therapy to reduce swelling and preserve vision.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can cause optic nerve damage and potential vision loss. Diabetic eye exams can help identify signs of glaucoma, such as increased eye pressure or changes in the optic nerve, enabling early treatment to help manage the condition and preserve vision long-term.
Schedule Your Diabetic Eye Exam Today
Take control of your eye health and the effects diabetes can have on your vision by scheduling a comprehensive diabetic eye exam at Sage Eyecare. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing specialized care to protect your vision and detect any diabetes-related eye complications.
Contact us today to book your appointment and take care of your long-term eye health.
Sage Eyecare is located in Mississauga just off the Queensway with easy access from Etobicoke. Plenty of parking is available in the lot outside of our building.
- Unit 104, 755 Queensway East
- Etobicoke/Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C5
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on all holidays