Diabetic Eye Exams in the Heart of Illinois

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Protect Your Vision from the Threat of Diabetes

In America alone, over 100 million people are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. And while diabetes can affect your overall health, the disease can also lead to eye complications that can permanently damage your vision.

However, regular eye exams can help protect your eyes and vision. With cutting-edge technology, our optometrists can detect diabetes-related problems and provide meaningful solutions to manage symptoms before your vision is damaged.

Please, book your appointment today.

What is Diabetes & How Does it Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a systemic condition that affects how your body processes glucose (sugar). Diabetes can raise your blood sugar to the point that causes health complications, increasing your chance of developing an eye disease or condition.

Diabetes can increase the risk of developing:

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an uncommon condition that develops as a complication of diabetes, but is very damaging when it does. High blood sugar damages the blood vessels behind and within the retina. As a result, the retina attempts to grow new blood vessels to help it get the oxygen it needs. This bleeding must be found and changes prevented. Annual eye exams are necessary to prevent potential vision loss.

Diabetic macular edema is a disease that is often caused by diabetic retinopathy. Fluids that leak from new, abnormal blood vessels find their way under the macula, creating swelling and permanently damage your vision.

Cataracts are a common eye condition that occurs when your eye’s clear, crystalline lens becomes rigid and opaque, creating a milky film that could affect your vision. Eyeglasses or contact lenses can help correct vision problems caused by cataracts, but the only way to remove the cataract is through cataract surgery.

Diabetes can increase the risk of developing cataracts.

Open-angle glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases in the country, affecting about 2.7 million Americans. However, diabetes nearly doubles the chances of developing open-angle glaucoma, making managing and monitoring your eye health imperative.

Open-angle glaucoma occurs when intraocular fluids build up in your eye, increasing your internal eye pressure. As this pressure increases, it damages the optic disc and permanently affects your vision.

Detecting Eye Issues Related to Diabetes

Optomap Imaging

Optomap is a non-invasive imaging technology used to assess the health of your retinas. By capturing highly-detailed images of your retina, our optometrists can detect possible signs of eye diseases. This is the most important test we perform to monitor your eye health and to find and address eye conditions that threaten your vision. We recommend doing this annually for all adults.

Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) is another specialized imaging technology used to assess your retina’s health. OCTs operate similar to an ultrasound, but instead of sound, it uses light to capture cross-sectional images of your retina.

With this technology, your optometrist can detect the faintest signs of diabetic retinopathy, open-angle glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema.

When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

With an eye exam, your optometrist can detect complications caused by diabetes and help create a management plan to preserve your vision. Book your next exam with us today.

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Our Locations

Peoria

Find us just south of the Sheridan & Glen intersection, on the same side of the road as Marco’s Pizza and across the street from Walgreens.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.693.2536

Address

4727 N Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM12 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find us just south of the Sheridan & Glen intersection, on the same side of the road as Marco’s Pizza and across the street from Walgreens.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.693.2536

Address

4727 N Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM12 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
Closed

Washington

You can find our office on North Cummings Lane, right next door to Rock Valley Physical Therapy. We offer plenty of parking in front of our clinic with accessible parking stalls.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.444.7863

Address

1009 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

Hours

Monday
8:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5 PM
Friday
8:30 AM12 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM12 PM
Sunday
Closed

You can find our office on North Cummings Lane, right next door to Rock Valley Physical Therapy. We offer plenty of parking in front of our clinic with accessible parking stalls.

Contact Information

Phone: 309.670.2020
Fax: 309.444.7863

Address

1009 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

Hours

Monday
8:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5 PM
Friday
8:30 AM12 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM12 PM
Sunday
Closed

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