Diabetic Eye Exams in Etobicoke

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Diabetes & Your Vision

Diabetes is a complex disease that can affect various parts of your body, including your eyes and vision. At Elite Vision Therapy Centre, we offer diabetic eye exams for patients with diabetes, including those with diabetic retinopathy.

A comprehensive eye exam can assist with early detection of eye diseases and give our team an opportunity to prepare a treatment plan based on your needs.

Contact us today to book your comprehensive diabetic eye exam and get the treatment you need.

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

Diabetes damages the small blood vessels in the body, including those in the retina. If these small blood vessels leak it can lead to diabetic retinopathy, which can become a serious, vision-threatening eye condition.

Diabetes can also increase your risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. Monitoring and maintaining blood sugar levels can help prevent or minimize the devastating effects of diabetes. 

For more information on how diabetes can affect your vision, please contact us at Elite Vision Therapy and request an appointment.

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the primary eye health concern for patients with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy develops when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged, and usually, it affects vision in both eyes.  

Initial symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can be difficult to notice as they develop over time. Common signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Vision changes that seem to fluctuate
  • Partial or total vision loss
  • Floaters in your field of vision
  • Difficulty focusing

The gradual appearance of these symptoms can signify a more serious issue, and you should contact your eye doctor as soon as possible.

What to Expect During Your Diabetic Eye Exam

During your diabetic eye exam, your eye doctor will dilate your pupils to allow for a better view of the lenses and retinas inside your eyes. Your eye doctor will use fundus retinal photography to document and monitor the presence of any disorders and how they change over time.

Fundus photography allows our team to get a clearer picture and monitor the possibility of diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases to prepare a treatment plan.

Our team will also discuss the importance of maintaining your blood sugar, a healthy diet, and healthy exercise habits.

Diagnose Eye Disease Early

If you have any questions about diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and eye disease, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Elite Vision Therapy Centre.

Our team is here for all your diabetic eye exam needs. Book your comprehensive diabetic eye exam today.

Our Location

Our practice is located on Scarlett Road in Etobicoke, just south of Eglinton Avenue West and across from the Humber River.

Elite Vision Therapy is centrally located so everyone in the area can have access to the eye care they need. Can’t find us? Please give us a call!

Our Address

  • 332 Scarlett Rd., Unit 1D
  • Etobicoke, ON M9A 4S4

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