Monitoring Your Eyes
To help ensure diabetic eyes get the care and attention they need, we use a variety of specialized instruments, including:
- Fundus Photography: Your optometrist will use a fundus camera to take a highly detailed photo of the interior surface of your eye, which they can then analyze for signs of trouble and use to help track small changes in your vision and eye health over time.
- OCT Scans: OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scans your eye using light waves, creating a high-resolution cross-section of your retina. This scan helps detect eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy.
After a diabetes diagnosis, you should have your eyes examined on an annual basis, even if your blood sugar levels are carefully managed and you aren’t experiencing any other health problems. Many serious eye conditions don’t exhibit symptoms until your vision has already begun to deteriorate. Regular eye exams allow your optometric team to address potential problems as soon as possible.
Are you due for a diabetic eye exam? Take a proactive approach to your eye health and book your next diabetic eye exam today.