Diabetic Eye Exams in Central Alberta

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Primary Causes of Vision Loss

Patients with diabetes are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, a condition where irregular blood sugar damages the blood vessels that supply the retina. As these blood vessels become compromised, they can leak and harm the retina.

Leaky vessels can also lead to vitreous hemorrhaging, where blood leaks into the vitreous humour and obscures vision. Another possible cause of vision loss is retinal detachment, which occurs when scarring from retinopathy pulls your retina away from the back of your eye.

Retinopathy can be serious, but it is preventable with regular diabetic eye exams and careful management of your disease.

Many eye diseases progress with no symptoms and can cause vision loss before you even know there’s a problem. Annual eye exams can uncover eye diseases early, when it may still be relatively easy to manage them. As such, early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing future vision loss.

Many diabetic eye diseases have no early symptoms. However, you should remain aware of common symptoms and reach out to an eye care professional immediately if you experience:

  • Blurred vision
  • Flashes of light
  • Double vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Reduced or lost peripheral vision
  • Floaters
  • Distorted vision

Keep Your Vision Strong With
Regular Diabetic Eye Exams

If you’re diabetic, inform your Eye Care Centre optometrists so they can take note of your risks.

Regular checkups are your best tool for detecting eye diseases early and helping to prevent vision loss. Give us a call to schedule your next appointment today!

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Our Locations

Red Deer Eye Care Centre

  • 4402 49th Avenue
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3W6

Rimbey Eye Care Centre

  • 5010 50th Avenue
  • Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Rocky Eye Care Centre

  • 5040 B – 50th Street
  • Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A5

Our Services

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Children’s Eye Exams

Start your child’s eye care journey with the help of our team.

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

Protect and preserve your vision throughout your life.

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Give your eyes the gift of clearer vision.

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