Diabetic Eye Exams in Edmonton

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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.

Convenient Locations in Downtown Edmonton & St. Albert

A Community of Eye Care

Our eye care practice is well-established and is a clinic of choice for patients in downtown Edmonton on Jasper Ave. We also operate a St. Albert optometrist practice for your convenience. We are proud to offer eye exams, and other advanced eye care services such as dry eye therapy, laser eye surgery management, as well as personal styling at both locations.

Edmonton Optometrist – Jasper Ave Location

We are available for private consultations outside of our regular scheduled hours, call us to find out more!

Contact Information

Phone: 780-437-2020
Fax: 780-428-8714
info@eyecaregroup.ca

Address

10360 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

Hours

Monday
12 PM4 PM
Tuesday
12 PM4 PM
Wednesday
12 PM4 PM
Thursday
12 PM4 PM
Friday
12 PM4 PM
Saturday
11 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

We are available for private consultations outside of our regular scheduled hours, call us to find out more!

Contact Information

Phone: 780-437-2020
Fax: 780-428-8714
info@eyecaregroup.ca

Address

10360 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

Hours

Monday
12 PM4 PM
Tuesday
12 PM4 PM
Wednesday
12 PM4 PM
Thursday
12 PM4 PM
Friday
12 PM4 PM
Saturday
11 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

St. Albert Optometrist

We are available for private consultations outside of our regular scheduled hours, call us to find out more!

Contact Information

Phone: 780-459-2020
Fax: 780-460-7219
info@eyecaregroup.ca

Address

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

Hours of Operations

Monday
12 PM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
12 PM4 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

We are available for private consultations outside of our regular scheduled hours, call us to find out more!

Contact Information

Phone: 780-459-2020
Fax: 780-460-7219
info@eyecaregroup.ca

Address

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

Hours of Operations

Monday
12 PM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
12 PM4 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

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