Bronte Village Eye Care

Diabetic Eye Exams in Oakville, ON

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A Proactive Approach to Vision Protection

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Canada, so people with diabetes need to be especially proactive about caring for their eyes.

People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk for serious diseases and conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Since many diabetic eye diseases may not present noticeable symptoms in their early stages, regular eye exams are a must for anyone living with diabetes.

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Eye Diseases Caused by Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when unregulated blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina. If left unchecked, fluid leaking from the damaged retina can also cause swelling in the nearby macula, which is responsible for central vision. This condition is called diabetic macular edema.

Damage from diabetic macular edema can affect our ability to read, drive, and recognize faces. This damage is treatable if caught early – so annual diabetic exams are imperative to early detection.

Diabetic adults are over twice as likely to develop glaucoma than adults without diabetes. Glaucoma is a type of eye disease caused by high pressure inside the eye, which can damage the optic nerve.

Glaucoma usually has no obvious symptoms before permanent vision loss begins to occur. Vision loss starts with your peripheral vision and can eventually cause total blindness. Routine eye exams to measure the pressure in our eyes represent the best strategy for identifying glaucoma early so that its irreversible effects can be controlled.

Cataracts occur when the natural lens in a person’s eye begins to cloud over, obscuring their vision. This phenomenon often occurs as the result of ageing or an eye injury, but it is much more common in people with diabetes. Eye exams are vital for diagnosing cataracts and determining treatment options.

How Do Regular Eye Exams Help?

Early diagnosis of these diseases gives you a chance to treat or manage them before they can cause serious lasting damage to your vision. We recommend that all people with diabetes schedule eye exams at least once a year.

Additionally, eye exams can sometimes detect early-onset diabetes in people who do not know they have it. For this reason, we recommend regular comprehensive eye exams for all people, regardless of whether or not they are living with diabetes.

Protect the health of your eyes and maintain your quality of life by booking your next eye exam with us today. We’re more than happy to help.

Where to Find Us

You can find our clinic right on Marine Drive, just one block from the Bronte Harbour. We’re close to shopping and other amenities, and parking is ample. Come see us soon!

Our Address

2425 Marine Drive
Oakville, ON L6L 1C6

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8:30 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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