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Diabetic Eye Exam

Annual Eye Exams for Diabetics: They’re Important!

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness for people under the age of 65 in Canada. Diabetes can affect the retina or blood vessels in the eyes; people with the condition are far more likely to develop cataracts and glaucoma at a younger age.

Many vision and eye health problems are unique to diabetics and can lead to permanent blindness if not treated.

If you have diabetes, it is important to have your eyes examined at least annually.

Schedule your exam today.

Diabetic Retinopathy & DME


There are two types of diabetic retinopathy:

This occurs when the blood vessels which provide nourishment to the retina weaken; this can cause the blood vessels to leak, rupture and hemorrhage. Subsequently, the retina begins to swell, resulting in impaired vision.

As the nonproliferative retinopathy worsens, the blood vessels eventually become blocked or closed, causing parts of the retina to die. New – but fragile – blood vessels grow in their place which are much more prone to leaking and hemorrhaging, furthering impairing vision to the point of potential blindness.

Visual Impacts of Diabetes


  • Floaters; spots, shapes or lines which move around in your field of vision
  • Areas of vision that are dark or blurry
  • Diminished colour saturation
  • Partial or total vision loss

Comprehensive Eye Exams: Early Detection is Key


This condition is an additional side effect of diabetic retinopathy, whereby the swelling of the retina causes the macula to deteriorate resulting in blurred and impaired central vision.

It is important to note that there is no cure for diabetic retinopathy or diabetic macular edema at this time.

However, effective treatment comes by way of managing the diabetes and monitoring blood sugar levels to hinder the progression of retinopathy. More direct and focused treatment options include:

  • Panretinal Photocoagulation. Heat from a laser is used to seal or destroy abnormal, leaking blood vessels in the retina.
  • Anti-VEGF Treatments. Administering of medicines directly into to the eye which reduce new blood vessel growth.

Our Location


Our office is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just two minutes off of Deerfoot Trail. Vivid Eye Care is in the same plaza as the Sobey’s and Scotiabank.

Address:

356 Cranston Road SE #1020
Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

Contact Us:

Phone +1 (403) 724-0101
Email info@youreyes.pro
Fax +1 (403) 724-0107

Hours:

Mon 8am - 8pm
Tues 11am - 7pm
Wed - Thur 10am - 6pm
Fri 8am - 4pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun Closed

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