Individuals with diabetes are at a much higher risk of developing various eye diseases. As such, it is absolutely vital that they receive comprehensive eye exams at least once a year.
Maintain Your Vision
At Eye Love Optometry, our top priority is instilling confidence in our patients by empowering them with knowledge. Our standard of care goes beyond simply providing “the basics.” We take all of your eye care needs into account and provide you with practical strategies in finding solutions.
For individuals with diabetes, understanding that your body is affected as a whole by this disease is the key to managing it. This means encouraging a healthy lifestyle, managing blood sugar, and comprehensive eye examinations.
Diabetes & Your Eye Health
Did you know that your optometrist may be able to detect diabetes before any other professional?
It is extremely important for individuals with diabetes to have their eyes examined at least once a year. Many eye diseases are initially asymptomatic, meaning they will not display signs or symptoms until irreversible vision loss has already begun. Undergoing consistent, regular, comprehensive eye examinations provide your optometrist with the blueprint we need to monitor your eye health and possible disease progression.
TRULY INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
Eye Love Optometry offers our patients a wide array of advanced diagnostic technology, unmatched in their ability to detect the most subtle retinal changes. The tools we utilize ensure that we are always abreast of the ever-changing landscape of ophthalmic and optical science, allowing us to provide the most comprehensive care with the utmost precision and accuracy.
The Optos Daytona Plus generates an Optomap by using LASER-DRIVEN DIGITAL SCANS to create a 3-dimensional, ultra-widefield road map of your retina. Just because you see well does NOT necessarily mean that your eyes are healthy, and the Optomap is the BEST SCREENING DEVICE available to help detect the earliest changes caused by diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye cancer, & retinal breaks BEFORE you notice any change in your central vision. It becomes a permanent part of your medical record, which can be compared to future scans to detect subtle, otherwise undetectable retinal health changes. Although not a substitute for getting your pupils dilated (associated with light sensitivity and inability to see up close), the Optomap is a good alternative by imaging 82% of the retina with a single capture, and 97% with four captures.
With an advanced retinal tracking system, the Carl Zeiss Meditec Cirrus HD-OCT provides the framework to precisely and comprehensively assess any retinal condition. 3-DIMENSIONAL DATA CUBES, exquisitely depicting each retinal layer, are registered with data from prior visits, allowing us to visualize the same retinal location, side-by-side, over time. A THICKNESS CHANGE MAP generated helps us to determine the next steps in treatment.
For glaucoma patients, in particular, no other device offers a more complete suite of INTEGRATED GLAUCOMA DIAGNOSTICS, which include retinal nerve fiber layer, optic nerve head, anterior chamber drainage angle, central corneal thickness, and ganglion cell analysis assessment. Along with Guided Progression Analysis™ (GPA), which provides a powerful tool for determining change in retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve head parameters, the SD-OCT sets the GOLD STANDARD IN THE STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT OF GLAUCOMATOUS CHANGES.