Diabetic Eye Exams in Brooklyn

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Diabetes Can Threaten Your Vision

Diabetes can affect your overall health, including your eyes—making regular eye care essential for your ocular health. You may assume you have no problems if you can see well, but diabetes can lead to many eye complications. Your annual eye exams are as important as your medication. 

Visit us in Brooklyn, and we can help care for your eye health. Diabetes can significantly affect your vision, but our team is here to help prevent unnecessary damage to your eyes.

The Importance of Annual Visits to Our Office

Diabetes affects how your body uses insulin, a hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar, known as glucose. If you have diabetes, your body can’t make enough insulin, or it can’t use it effectively, leading to high blood sugar. If blood sugar stays high for too long, it can damage your eyes. 

Because of the effect diabetes can have on your ocular health, annual eye exams are essential for protecting your vision. We take extra care during your exam, having an in-depth look at your eyes to identify changes in your vision and potential problems. Visits to your optometrist are one of the best things you can do to protect your eyes from diabetes-related conditions.

Diabetic Eye Diseases

Diabetic eye disease is always a concern for patients with diabetes. This disease is a general term for conditions that occur because of diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease related to diabetes where damage occurs to the blood vessels in the retina. High blood sugar damages these blood vessels, causing them to swell and leak fluid and blood. As the disease progresses, it can lead to scarring in the eye or other complications.

Diabetic macular edema is a complication related to diabetic retinopathy. It occurs when leaking fluid in the retina affects the macula, causing it to swell. Ongoing damage to the eye can lead to irreversible vision loss.

Our Diagnostic Technology

When examining your eyes, we look for slight changes in your vision. It can be difficult to notice changes related to diabetes with your bare eyes, so we utilize several diagnostic tools in our practice. 

The technology we use plays an essential role in protecting your vision.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive imaging test for capturing images of the retina. We use this technology to examine and measure the retina’s different layers, helping us identify changes in your vision and diagnose problems in their earliest stages.

The Optos Optomap is another piece of retinal technology we use in our practice. This diagnostic tool helps us capture wide images of the retina and optic nerve, which helps us identify problems like diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

We’re Here to Help Manage Diabetes

High blood sugar can lead to several complications with your vision and eye health, but we’re here to help. Our team can help manage your diabetes and identify changes in your vision as early as possible. We recommend all our patients make annual eye exams an essential part of their diabetes management plan.

Where to Find Us

Wanna see what we’re all about?

Even though our location is tucked away, we’re easily accessible at the corner of 5th Avenue and 7th Street—just look up.

Special evening hours until 10:00pm., by appointment only.

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Our Address

  • 326 7th St. Floor 2
  • Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: By Appointment Only
  • Sunday: By Appointment Only
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