Diabetic Eye Exams in San Diego

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Preventative Eye Care

We want your eyes to operate at their best. That’s why we offer diabetic eye exams as a form of preventative eye care to protect your vision.

Diabetes is a complicated condition that not only affects your blood sugar but can affect your vision as well. Our doctors uses diagnostic technology to assist with the early detection and treatment of diabetes-related vision issues. 

We aim to preserve your long-term vision—schedule your next diabetic eye exam with us to stay ahead of possible vision issues.

Understanding Diabetes & Your Vision

Coming in for a diabetic eye exam means an informative and comprehensive experience. Diabetes has been linked to an increased risk of vision loss. It can also increase the risk of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which is the primary vision loss concern linked to diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the United States and occurs when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged. This damage is caused by a buildup of excess sugar in your blood, resulting in too much glucose in your eyes, progressively blocking blood flow.

Early stages of diabetic retinopathy may display no symptoms, but some common signs and symptoms can include: 

  • Seeing spots or floaters
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night

Regular eye exams can help our doctors monitor changes in your vision and recommend treatment.

Our Diagnostic Tools

It’s important for us to consider the whole picture when it comes to your eye health. We use different diagnostic tools to get a clear, detailed image of your eyes to determine the next steps of treatment.

Optos retinal imaging uses a scanning laser to get a close, detailed look at your retina. The imaging process allows us to evaluate your retina in more detail to check for issues like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Fundus photography is an imaging tool used to record and receive color images of the interior surfaces of the eye. These detailed images allows the doctor to monitor irregular vision issues and how they develop over time.

We use fundus photography to track the effects of diabetic retinopathy on your eyes and vision.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive imaging test. OCT involves using light waves that take detailed cross-section images of your retina

OCT allows the doctor to measure and map each of the retina’s layers to provide treatment guidance for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

A Cautious Approach to Your Eye Health

Diabetes can be a complicated disease to manage. Our diabetic eye exams feature diagnostic technology focusing on early detection and treatment. We strive to help preserve your vision through consistent and thorough eye exams.

Schedule your diabetic eye exam today to stay on top of your diabetes-related vision concerns.

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Heights Optometry

  • 3404 Adams Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92116

North Park Optometry

  • 3068 University Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92104

La Mesa Optometry

  • 8321 La Mesa Blvd
  • La Mesa, CA 91942
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