Diabetic Eye Exams in South Calgary

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The Impact of Diabetes on Vision  

If you’re living with diabetes, it’s important to recognize its potential impact on your vision. Diabetes can contribute to the development of various eye conditions that may threaten your sight. At Eyesis Eyecare, we offer diabetic eye assessments to provide the care you need to protect your vision.

Learn about some of the eye conditions linked to diabetes, and schedule a diabetic eye assessment with us today.

What to Expect During a Diabetic Eye Exam  

During a diabetic eye exam at Eyesis Eyecare, we use diagnostic technology to assess your eyes thoroughly. Our modern equipment includes optical coherence tomography (OCT) and retinal photography, technology that helps us detect and manage conditions specific to diabetes.

Dilated fundus exams are a critical part of your diabetic vision care. Diabetic retina exams are covered by Alberta Health Care at our clinic.

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy  

Diabetic retinopathy is a common and potentially sight-threatening complication of diabetes. It affects the small blood vessels in the retina, leading to leakage of blood and other fluids. Without timely intervention, diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent blindness. 

Recognizing the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy, including blurred vision, floaters, and difficulty seeing in low light conditions, is important for early detection and management. This is a condition we pay special attention to in our diabetic eye assessments.

Understanding the Impact of Diabetes on Vision  

Diabetes can increase your risk of developing several eye conditions, including macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Getting routine eye exams is essential for catching and managing these conditions during their early stages.

Diabetic macular edema involves the accumulation of fluid and swelling in the macula, the central part of the retina. This condition can result in vision distortion and, if left unaddressed, may progress to potential blindness.

Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by damaged blood vessels in the retina, a potential consequence of diabetes. Without timely intervention, this condition can lead to progressive vision loss, making routine eye exams essential for those at risk.

Individuals with diabetes face an increased risk of developing cataracts. This common age-related condition can be managed and treated with routine eye exams and surgical procedures.

Diabetes can increase your risk of developing glaucoma, a condition related to optic nerve damage. When left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent blindness. Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and intervention of glaucoma, which can develop gradually and without noticeable symptoms during its early stages.

Book Your Diabetic Eye Assessment Now

Preserve your vision and prioritize your eye health by scheduling a diabetic eye assessment at Eyesis Eyecare. Our clinic in SE Calgary is equipped with sophisticated technology and staffed by a compassionate team ready to support you in your journey to visual wellness. 

Take a proactive step towards maintaining your eye health and vision—book your appointment now.

Protecting Your Eyes & Vision Is What We Do

Our clinic is fully equipped with modern technology used to manage eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, and retinal diseases. We’re ready to support your eye health.

When it comes to keeping your eyes safe at work, we value providing safety glasses that meet your needs. No matter your field of work, we can help give your eyes the protection they deserve.

Why Choose Us?

We have been serving Calgary families for decades.

Routine eye exams for children & seniors with a valid Alberta Health Care card are fully covered in our clinic.

We provide eye exams for children with disabilities & special needs.

We welcome emergency eye care patients. Visits are covered under Alberta Health Care.

Our expertise & knowledge always shine through.

We pride ourselves on providing full, comprehensive eye exams without hidden charges.

Our clinic can provide services in both Spanish & Punjabi in addition to English.

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How to Find Us

Eyesis Eyecare is located in the Riverbend Shopping Centre on 18th Street SE, near the VCA Canada Riverbend Animal Hospital.

Our Clinic can accommodate wheelchair patients who can safely transfer themselves (or with their own assistant). We are unable to assist in transfers as we do not have a fully wheelchair equipped exam room/bathroom.

Where to park?

We are located in the Riverbend Shopping Centre, so there is plenty of parking available in front of the clinic. We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Address

  • #346, 8338 18 St.
  • SE Calgary, AB T2C4E4

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

*Closed daily from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on all weekdays

*Closed on all statutory holidays

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