Diabetic Eye Exams

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Specialized Care for At-Risk Eyes

Diabetes is a serious disease that can greatly affect vision. It is currently the leading cause of blindness in Canada. And as of 2019, one in three Canadians either have diabetes or are at risk of developing this systemic condition.

People with diabetes have an elevated risk of developing eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.

It is important to be vigilant in your eye health – especially if diabetes is a part of your life. Book an eye exam with our friendly and knowledgeable team today.

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Our Diabetic Eye Exam

During your exam, we will assess your vision and eye structures using specialized techniques and technology. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes a specialized fundus camera to photograph the back of the eye. We also use optical coherence tomography to take detailed pictures of your retina and macula, which allows us to better detect, treat, and manage diabetic eye disease.

If you have diabetes, you should visit your optometrist at least once per year. Your optometrist may recommend you undergo more frequent eye exams if you exhibit symptoms of diabetic eye disease.

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What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

When our blood sugar levels are too high, the body becomes more susceptible to a range of complicated eye diseases. Some of these serious conditions include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.

However, two diseases can form as a direct result of diabetes: Diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. If these diseases are not detected and treated, these conditions can be detrimental to healthy, clear vision.

High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels in the retina, which can lead to diabetic retinopathy.

Over time, high blood sugar levels cause the blood vessels in the retina to break down or become blocked. The body is triggered to grow new vessels, but they are often weak, which can result in vision loss and even blindness.

If diabetic retinopathy remains undiagnosed and continues to develop, it can evolve into diabetic macular edema. Like diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema is caused by blood vessel damage in the retina. As the blood vessels become more damaged, they leak blood and fluid into the retina, causing the macula (the part of the eye responsible for central vision) to swell. When this happens, it can lead to compromised vision and, in some cases, blindness.

Three Convenient Locations

A Community of Eye Care

Our eye care practice is well-established and is a clinic of choice for patients in the Edmonton and St. Albert areas. We are proud to offer eye care services and personal styling at three locations for your convenience.

Whyte Ave Location

Contact Information

Phone: 780-439-2020
Fax: 780-437-1930

Address

10724 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 AM5 PM
Wednesday
10 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM5 PM
Saturday
10 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Phone: 780-439-2020
Fax: 780-437-1930

Address

10724 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 AM5 PM
Wednesday
10 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM5 PM
Saturday
10 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

Jasper Ave Location

Contact Information

Phone: 780-437-2020

Address

10360 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

Hours

Monday
12 PM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Phone: 780-437-2020

Address

10360 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

Hours

Monday
12 PM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

St. Albert Location

Contact Information

Phone: 780-459-2020
Fax: 780-460-7219

Address

70-19 Bellerose Drive
St. Albert, AB T8N 5C9

Hours of Operations

Monday
12 PM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Phone: 780-459-2020
Fax: 780-460-7219

Address

70-19 Bellerose Drive
St. Albert, AB T8N 5C9

Hours of Operations

Monday
12 PM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our Eye Care Services

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