Diabetic Eye Exams in La Mesa

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Protecting Your Vision

At La Mesa Optometry, we want your vision functioning at its best. That’s why we provide diabetic eye exams to protect your vision.

Diabetes is a complicated condition that not only affects your blood sugar but can affect your vision as well. Our team uses diagnostic technology to assist in the early detection and treatment of diabetes-related vision issues. 

We seek to help preserve your long-term vision—book your next diabetic eye exam with us to get the vision care you deserve.

A Closer Look at Diabetes & Your Vision

When you come in for a diabetic eye exam, we aim to keep you informed throughout the process. Diabetes has been linked to an increased risk of vision loss. It can also increase the risk of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which is the primary vision loss concern linked to diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the United States and occurs when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged. This damage is caused by a buildup of excess sugar in your blood, resulting in too much glucose in your eyes, progressively blocking blood flow.

Early stages of diabetic retinopathy may display no symptoms, but some common signs and symptoms can include: 

  • Seeing spots or floaters
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night

Regular eye exams are important to help our team monitor changes in your vision and recommend treatment. 

Our Diagnostic Technology

At La Mesa Optometry, our doctors use different diagnostic tools to get a clear, detailed image of your eyes to determine the next steps of eye care.

Optos Retinal Imaging

Optos retinal imaging uses a scanning laser to get a close, detailed look at your retina. The imaging process allows us to evaluate your retina in more detail to check for issues like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Fundus photography is an imaging tool used to record and receive color images of the interior surfaces of the eye. These detailed images allow our team to monitor irregular vision issues and how they develop over time.

We use fundus photography to track the effects of diabetic retinopathy on your eyes and vision.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive imaging test. OCT involves using light waves that take detailed cross-section images of your retina.

OCT allows our doctors to measure and map each of the retina’s layers to provide treatment guidance for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

A Detailed Approach to Eye Care

At La Mesa Optometry, our diabetic eye exams feature diagnostic technology focusing on early detection. We know your vision is precious, so your doctor makes it a priority to get the complete picture when it comes to your eye health.

Contact us to schedule your diabetic eye exam and preserve your long-term vision today.

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Heights Optometry

  • 3404 Adams Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92116

North Park Optometry

  • 3068 University Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92104

La Mesa Optometry

  • 8321 La Mesa Blvd
  • La Mesa, CA 91942

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