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Diabetic Eye Disease

If you have diabetes, you also risk developing diabetic eye disease. Uncontrolled diabetes can affect the blood vessels in the eye. The damage to these retinal vessels is called diabetic retinopathy.

Thanks to improved methods of diagnosis and treatment, only a small percentage of people with diabetic retinopathy will experience serious vision problems. If you have diabetes, the best way to lower your risk of vision loss is to carefully control your blood sugar (as directed by your primary care physician) and schedule routine eye checkups and diabetes eye tests with your ophthalmologist. Do a quick search for "diabetic eye exam near me" and you will find us! THE RETINA SERVICE AT CLARUS offers diabetic eye tests and diabetic eye disease treatment. Learn more below!

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Types of Diabetic Retinopathy

A diabetic eye examination by a skilled ophthalmologist is the only way to diagnose diabetic eye disease. If your ophthalmologist finds evidence of diabetic retinopathy during your exam, your doctor may take additional steps (such as photographing the retina or special testing) to determine if you need treatment. If diabetic eye disease is diagnosed early, we can start treatment before any vision problems develop. We cannot stress this enough: if you are diabetic, please come in often for a routine diabetic eye exam in order to safeguard your sight.


Where can I find a diabetic eye exam near me?

Start by searching for a diabetic eye screening clinic. While most vision clinics may offer a diabetes eye test, it’s a good idea to find a comprehensive eye care center with skilled specialists who can provide advanced treatment in the event your eyes are impacted by diabetes. If you’re in Olympia or Washington’s South Sound area, contact Clarus Eye Centre for an eye exam and indicate you need a diabetic eye screening.