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Diabetic Eye Exams in Calgary & Didsbury

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Protect Your Vision from Diabetic Complications

More Canadians experience vision loss from diabetes than from any other condition. If you have diabetes, comprehensive eye exams are absolutely necessary for protecting your vision.

Diabetes increases your risk for many severe conditions and eye diseases, such as:

Specific diabetic eye diseases (such as glaucoma) may not present symptoms until they have already caused irreversible vision loss. Scheduling regular eye exams makes it easier for your eye doctor to detect these problems and take action before vision loss begins.

What Eye Diseases Are Linked to Diabetes?

Diabetic Retinopathy & Diabetic Macular Edema

High blood sugar may damage the blood vessels connected to the retina. This type of damage is called diabetic retinopathy, and it is the most common diabetic eye disease.

Severe diabetic retinopathy can cause swelling in the macula (a part of your eye that controls central vision). This complication is called diabetic macular edema. A swollen and damaged macula can cause irreversible central vision loss, affecting your ability to perform everyday tasks such as driving and reading. It can also impair your ability to recognize other people’s faces.

Open-angle glaucoma is more than twice as common for adults with diabetes than for those without it. This common form of glaucoma occurs when pressure accumulates within the eye and damages the optic nerve.

There are many other forms of glaucoma, but most show no apparent symptoms before permanent vision loss begins. Complete eye exams usually include glaucoma tests to detect early warning signs so your eye doctor can take steps to manage this severe disease.

Most of the time, the lenses in our eyes are clear. However, clouds can form on the lenses and prevent us from seeing clearly. These clouds are called cataracts.

Everyone’s risk of developing cataracts increases with age, but they are even more likely to appear in people who have diabetes. Eye exams allow your eye doctor to diagnose cataracts before they compromise your vision. Once cataracts have been diagnosed, they can often be surgically removed.

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Eye Effects

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

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#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

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Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Forsight Vision Centre

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

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2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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