Diabetic Eye Exams

Focusing on Diabetic Vision Care

Diabetes can be a complicated condition to manage that affects not only your blood sugar but your vision as well. We want your vision at its best and provide diabetic eye exams to help you achieve healthy and clear vision.

Patients with diabetes may be at an increased risk of vision loss, and we strive to meet their unique visual needs. At Port Royal Eye Care, we use diagnostic technology to explore how diabetes may be linked to vision loss in our patients.

Our goal is to keep you informed throughout the exam process. Contact us to schedule your comprehensive diabetic eye exam today.

A Deeper Look at Diabetes & Your Vision

Some patients may be unsure of how diabetes relates to vision, and that’s where we can help. Diabetes can increase the risk of developing eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, which is the primary vision loss concern for patients with 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 due to a buildup of excess sugar in your blood and too much glucose in your eyes, and this process can progressively block blood flow.

While the early stages of the disease may display no symptoms, common signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include:

  • Fluctuating vision

  • Blurry vision

  • Spots of floaters in your vision

  • Vision loss

Frequent eye exams can help our team monitor changes in your vision and stay on top of your visual health.

Our Diagnostic Equipment

At Port Royal Eye Care, our team is thorough in all of our eye exams. We use diagnostic equipment to assist in the detection of issues and prepare a personalized treatment plan around our patients’ unique visual needs.

Fundus Photography

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

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

Optos Retinal Imaging

Optos retinal imaging uses a scanning laser to get a closer, detailed look at the retina.

Optos retinal imaging is a quick process that evaluates the retina for issues such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. This imaging tool allows our team to have a large, clear image of your retina.

Cirrus Oct Scan

Our team uses the Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan to diagnose retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

The Cirrus OCT scan provides our team with detailed images of the layers in your vitreous and retina, giving us a clearer picture.

Early Detection & Management

Our personalized eye exams are all about early detection and treatment. Our team recognizes that your vision is precious, and our diabetic eye exams focus on all the details to help preserve healthy, clear vision.

Early detection and management is key when it comes to diabetes-related vision issues. Book an eye exam with us today to get a comprehensive check-up.
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