Diabetic Eye Exams in Woodbridge

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Eye Care Is Part of Overall Diabetes Care

Almost 14 million Canadians are expected to have diabetes by 2026. The risk of blindness is 25 times higher in people with diabetes than those without the disease. If you have diabetes, looking after your eyes is an important part of looking after your overall health. 

Routine, comprehensive eye examinations can uncover diabetes-related eye problems before they lead to vision loss. Our office has invested in the latest retinal imaging technology to look closely at your ocular health. We will be your partner in preserving your eyesight. If you have diabetes, please book an appointment today.

How Does Diabetes Impact the Eyes?

Diabetes can impact many organs and areas of the body, not the least of which are your eyes. This disease prevents your body from making or using insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.

Long periods of high blood sugar or blood sugar fluctuation can damage the small blood vessels in the retina. This condition is known as diabetic retinopathy. It is the most common cause of legal blindness in working-age people. Initially, there may be no symptoms, so the only way you know if you have diabetic retinopathy is through a retinal exam. 

As the damage progresses, symptoms include:

  • Loss of central vision
  • Black spots or holes in your vision
  • Inability to see colours

Diabetic macular edema progresses from diabetic retinopathy. The tiny blood vessels in the retina can bulge and leak fluid into the macula, causing it to swell. The macula is responsible for central vision and allows you to recognize faces, read, and drive. 

Those with diabetic retinopathy may eventually develop diabetic macular edema. It is a serious condition that can damage your central vision and impact your quality of life. 

Fluctuations in vision can result from fluid moving in and out of the eye due to fluctuating blood sugar levels. The lens of the eye can swell, causing blurriness and changes in refraction.

Monitoring Diabetic Eye Disease

Our office has invested in advanced technology to better protect your ocular health. 

We use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to take cross-section images of your retina. These images allow us to see and measure the various layers of the retina to help us detect diabetic retinopathy in its earliest stages. This imaging technology is noninvasive. It is a simple, digital scan. 

During your exam, we will dilate your pupils to get a clearer view of your eye to look for abnormal blood vessels, signs of bleeding, or scar tissue.In addition to regular eye exams, diligently managing your blood sugar can help protect your vision.

Early Detection of Eye Issues

Those with diabetes may not notice any symptoms or changes in their vision at first. But, as diabetes progresses, it can lead to serious vision problems like cataracts, glaucoma, and changes in your prescription. 

The best way to detect any developing vision problems is with regular, comprehensive eye exams. If you have diabetes, please visit us for annual eye exams. Book yours today.

Our Location

Where to Find Us?

We are located on the northwest corner of Hwy 7 and Pine Valley Dr.

Where to Park?

There is ample free parking available immediately directly in front of our ground floor entrance

Our Address

  • 4610 Hwy 7, Suite 110
  • Woodbridge, ON L4L 4Y7

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Why Choose Us

Trusted in the Community

Dr. Brian Abrams Optometrist has been a trusted provider of family and specialized care in Woodbridge, Vaughan, for more than 2 decades. Our team has been a trusted service provider in the Woodbridge community since 1994.

Patient-Centric Approach

Your experience is our priority. From your first consultation following every subsequent visit, every member of our team is here to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable.

The Most Advanced Equipment

Our office is equipped with the best equipment and the latest technology, enabling our teams to deliver the most comprehensive and effective care, from diagnostics and exams to treatments.

Full Range of Services

We provide our customers with a wide range of high-quality and professional eye care services for every member of the family, so you can get all the care you need from one convenient location and one trusted provider.

Fast Responses

Our office is open 6 days a week and is easy to access for convenient and prompt services. We urgently respond to your requests so you can address all your eye care and optometry needs efficiently. When emergency care is required, we accommodate same-day appointments based on severity.

Expert Teams

Dr. Brian Abrams is a graduate of one of the world’s leading eye care institutions and an Ontario Association of Optometrists member. While our team has many years of education and experience, we continually participate in courses to expand our knowledge and services.

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