Self Care Includes Vision Care
More than 3 million Canadians live with diabetes. Experts predict that rates of diabetes are on the rise and set to double in the coming years. The disease and its resulting complications impact many parts of the eye.
Book an appointment with an optometrist today to discuss your diabetes-related vision concerns.
How Does Diabetes Impact Vision?
People with diabetes should get an eye exam every year to keep their vision crystal clear.
Regular Eye Exams Prevent Diabetes-Related Vision Problems
If the body’s blood sugar is elevated, the eyes might fill with extra fluid. This causes blurry vision and, while ordinarily temporary, can signal more serious issues. Visit your optometrist to rule out something more serious.
Blurry vision can also be caused by starting insulin treatment or making changes to your medications.
Damage to the eye’s blood vessels can occur if blood glucose levels are too high for too long.
Tiny, delicate vessels in the eye provide blood to the retina. If they are damaged or break, your retina can make more to compensate for the burst vessels. The new vessels are usually even more fragile, and if they burst, fluid can leak into the retina, causing damage to vision.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Our office is conveniently located on the corner of St. Clair Ave West and Atlas Avenue in mid-town Toronto
- 822 St Clair Ave W
- Toronto, ON M6C 1C1
HOURS OF OPERATION
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed