Diabetic Eye Exams in Winnipeg

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Your Eyes & Body: It’s All Connected

Your eyes and the rest of your body share an interconnected relationship. This relationship is so linked that certain health conditions like diabetes can also affect your eye health over time.

When you visit us for regular eye exams, our team can help detect potential eye health issues and provide personalized strategies for preserving your vision. With the help of comprehensive technologies and compassionate techniques, we’re ready to support your sight today.

All you have to do is book an appointment.

Eye Exams & Preserving Your Eye Health

So, how does diabetes affect your eyes?

Diabetes affects the body’s ability to manage glucose (sugar) levels in the bloodstream. Unstable glucose levels can then affect the blood vessels in your eyes, increasing the risk of several eye diseases and conditions.

During an eye exam, we use an array of technologies to help us look at the structures that support your vision, allowing us to detect problems that may stem from diabetes. From here, we can personalize a strategy to help protect your sight and preserve your eye health.

What We Look For

There are a few different ways we can help detect diabetes-related eye problems during your eye exam, but one of the most common is examining your retina with the Optomap retinal imaging device.

The Optomap device creates an ultra-widefield image of your retina using non-invasive laser technology. From these images, we can examine your retina’s blood vessels, optic disc, macula, and so much more.

Please visit our Optomap Retinal Imaging page for more information about this device, or read on to learn more about the eye problems it can help us detect.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that can occur when unstable blood sugar levels affect your retina’s blood vessels, causing them to swell, break, and leak fluid into the retina.

You might not notice any symptoms of this issue during its earliest stages, but it could lead to permanent vision loss. In advanced cases, diabetic retinopathy may increase your risk of experiencing a retinal detachment.

Diabetic macular edema can develop as a result of diabetic retinopathy, affecting your macula and increasing the risk of permanent vision loss.

When diabetes damages your retina’s blood vessels, these vessels can leak fluid that may accumulate under your macula over time. These fluids can cause the macula to swell, possibly leading to visual distortions or permanent vision loss.

Learn More About Your Eye Health Today

Regular eye exams are a great way to monitor and possibly manage the effects diabetes can have on your vision.

We’re proud to use an array of technologies and techniques so we can provide you with the comprehensive care you and your family deserve. If you’d like to see how we can help support your family’s vision, please book an appointment with us today.

Where To Find Us

Our Address

  • 620 Leila Ave.
  • Winnipeg, MB R2V 3N7

Contact Us

Our Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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