(587) 600-1975 587-802-1498 587-802-1851 587-802-1922

Prevent and Detect Eye Issues With Regular Diabetic Eye Exams

Signs of Eye Disease

Because diabetics are at a greater risk for eye disease, you should be aware of common eye disease signs and speak with a professional if you begin experiencing:

  • Blurry vision
  • Flashes
  • Double vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Reduced or lost peripheral vision
  • Floaters
  • Distorted vision

Why Early Detection Is Critical

By the time you notice the symptoms of an eye disease, it may be too late to fully regain your vision and/or eliminate the condition. The best way to detect these diseases early is scheduling regular eye examinations.

With a prompt diagnosis, many symptoms are partially or completely reversible.

Primary Cause of Vision Loss

Diabetics are particularly at risk for retinopathy, a condition where irregular blood sugar deteriorates blood vessels connected to the retina. As blood vessels are compromised, they may begin to swell, leak and display alternative abnormalities that may harm the retina.

Leaky vessels may lead to vitreous hemorrhaging, where blood and other fluids fill the pocket between the lens and retina. The blockage can cause reduced or lost sight. Another possible cause of vision loss is retinal tears, which occur as fluid buildup pushes the retina to detach from the eye.

Retinopathy can be serious, but it is preventable with regular diabetic eye examinations.

Important Information to Know:

Who is at risk for developing eye problems?

When you have diabetes, it can be difficult for blood to reach the tiny vessels in your extremities. As a result, diabetics have an increased risk of developing eye conditions. At Eye Care Centre, we are prepared to detect these problems early and possibly avoid them entirely.

If left untreated, glaucoma, retinopathy, cataracts and other conditions common in diabetics may cause permanent partial or complete blindness.

Our Location

Optometrists

Dr. Tom Lampard

Dr. Roger Rudyk

Dr. Jep Lund

Dr. Kevin Hesterman

Dr. Scott Stevenson

Dr. Daryl Berger

Dr. Pamela Syrota

Red Deer Eye Care Centre

4402 49th Avenue
Red Deer, AB, T4N 3W6
T - 1 (403) 342-0333
Toll Free - (888) 440-2020
F- (403) 343-9440
E - info@reddeereyecare.com

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

Rimbey Eye Care Centre

5010 50th Avenue
Rimbey, AB, T0C 2J0
T - 1 (403) 843-6000
F- (403) 843-6033
E - info@rimbeyeyecare.com

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Rocky Eye Care Centre

5040 B - 50th Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB, T4T 1A5
T - 1 (403) 845 2780
F- (403) 845-3282
E - info@rockyeyecare.com

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Stay Healthy With Regular Diabetic Eye Exams

If you’re diabetic, inform your Eye Care Centre Optometrists, so he or she can make notes of your risks. Sight is as wonderful as it is important, so take your eye health seriously with periodic eye health exams. Regular checkups can detect eye diseases early and help you prevent them in the first place. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!

Our Services

Eye Exam Latisse Seniors Eye Exams Children's Eye Exam

Here Are Some of Our Brands

Ray Ban logo image X Games logo image Kate Spade logo image Maui Jim logo image