Diabetic Eye Exams in Oshawa, ON

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Managing Your Diabetes & Protecting Your Vision

Diabetes is a systemic condition that can affect your entire body, including your vision and currently affects nearly 3.7 million Canadians. Diabetes prevents your body from making or using insulin, which is required to turn blood sugar into 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. 

We offer diabetic eye exams to detect and manage potential vision complications associated with diabetes and other vision concerns. We aim to help protect your vision against diabetic eye complications—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

Safeguarding Your Vision

Many diabetic eye complications can be prevented or managed with early detection and timely treatment. Regular diabetic eye exams are crucial in safeguarding your vision. During your exam, we’ll review:

  • Management strategies for diabetic retinopathy and other eye complications.
  • The importance of blood sugar control for eye health.
  • Healthy lifestyle habits to promote overall well-being and eye health.

How Can Diabetes Affect Your Vision?

Your 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.

Our Diagnostic Approach to Diabetic Eye Disease

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 our diagnostic equipment.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive 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.

Book Your Diabetic Eye Exam Today

With our qualified team of eye care professionals—we can help manage and monitor your eyes for eye disease. 

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and get started on protecting your vision. 

Where to Find Us

You can find us on the corner of Colborne and Kaiser. There’s plenty of parking available outside the clinic.

Our Address

  • 109 Colborne St W
  • Oshawa, ON L1G 1L8

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With our location on the corner of Colborne and Kaiser, we have more room to display our incredible frame selection. Our team knows that choosing your eyewear can be a very personal experience. We have something for everyone. 

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