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Diabetic Eye Exams in Oshawa, ON

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Manage Your Diabetes & Protect Your Vision

Diabetes is a systemic disease that currently affects nearly 3.3 million Canadians. Diabetes prevents your body from making or using insulin, which is required for turning sugar in the blood to energy. If your body is unable to produce insulin or is unable to use it, this sugar remains in your bloodstream and causes damage to your entire system.

Our eyes are sensitive machines supplied by delicate blood vessels. Since diabetes prevents your body from processing sugar in the blood, this sugar buildup blocks the blood vessels in the eyes, preventing blood flow. This damage can lead to a number of diabetes-related eye diseases:

  • Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that occurs when vessels behind the retina become blocked or clogged due to high sugar levels in the bloodstream. When they’re blocked, they can bulge and leak, permanently damaging your vision.
  • Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a serious complication of diabetic retinopathy. It occurs when fluids leak from the blood vessels, causing the macula to swell. It can lead to permanent vision loss.

Diabetes also increases your risk of developing cataracts and doubles your risk of developing glaucoma.

How We Diagnose Diabetic Eye Diseases

Not only can comprehensive eye exams help protect your eyes from diseases related to diabetes, but they can also detect and diagnose diabetes itself.

If you have been diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes, annual eye exams are crucial to monitor your ocular health and reveal issues related to poor diabetes management.

We look for signs of diabetes or diabetes-related eye conditions during every comprehensive eye exam, and we take special care during diabetic eye exams using advanced diagnostic equipment.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive scan that captures cross-sectional images of the retina. These are effective at detecting signs of DME and diabetic retinopathy.

Fundus photography is a tool that captures full-colour photographs of the interior of your eye. These photographs can help your optometrist inspect the well-being of your macula, retina, retinal vascular system, and optic disc.

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With the help of a trained optometrist, you can manage and monitor your eyes for diabetic symptoms. Please book your appointment, and do your part to protect your vision.

Our Eye Care Services

Where to Find Us

You can find us on the corner of Colborne Street and Kaiser Crescent.

Our Address

109 Colborne St W
Oshawa, ON L1G 1L8

Contact Information

Phone: 1 (905) 723-2721
[email protected]

Our Hours

8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM4 PM

Please note: The office will be closed December 24th-January 3rd.

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