Diabetic Eye Exams in North York

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Helping You Mitigate the Risks

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects approximately 3.3 million people in Canada. The condition prevents the body from creating and using insulin, leading to high blood glucose levels.

Diabetes significantly increases your risk of developing an eye disease, so it is essential to undergo regular eye exams to manage your ocular health. Diabetes-related eye disease is the leading cause of preventable blindness in North American adults between the ages of 30 and 69.

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eye?

Diabetes affects your blood glucose levels, which may cause blurry vision or trouble focusing. This type of visual impairment is usually temporary and dissipates when your blood glucose levels return to normal.

If your blood glucose levels do not return to normal, you can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eye. Problems with the blood vessels in the eye are the root of most diabetic eye diseases and can lead to dangerously high intraocular pressure.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease, affecting 1 in 3 people with diabetes over the age of 40. The disease occurs when the blood vessels in the eye begin to swell, causing blood to leak into other parts of the eye. Additionally, new, abnormal blood vessels may begin to grow to compensate for the damaged blood vessels. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.

How We Test for Diabetic Eye Disease

We use advanced technology to ensure we provide you with the treatment you need when you need it.

Optos California With Autofluorescence

We use ultra-widefield retinal imaging tools like Optos California to photograph and examine the back of the eye. These high-powered cameras produce coloured images of the retina, optic disc, and blood vessels, which are used to detect and diagnose abnormalities.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technology that provides us with cross-sectional images of your retina. We can examine these issues to measure the thickness of your retina and pinpoint signs of retinal disease.

We use the Humphrey Visual Field test to determine your field of vision. A visual field test helps us to discover if you are experiencing any blind spots or areas of poor vision.

Monitoring your vision helps maximize our chances of catching early signs of disease. We look forward to seeing you!


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Where to Find Us

We have been serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1995. Our clinic is right on the corner of Finch Avenue West and Endell Street.

Our Address

244 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1M7

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 222-7788
Text: (647) 370-2673
Fax: (416) 222-5370
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

9 AM5 PM
11 AM7 PM
8 AM4 PM
9 AM5 PM
8 AM4 PM
8 AM2 PM
Our office remains locked during office hours and all visits are currently by appointment only.
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