Diabetic Eye Exams in Gresham

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Preventing Vision Loss

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting how the body controls blood sugar. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater the chance of it impacting their vision. Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in adults. Fortunately, early detection and treatment can help prevent 95% of vision loss caused by diabetes.

With annual diabetic eye exams, our optometrists join your healthcare team to help you manage your health and preserve your sight. 

Diabetic Eye Disease

Those with diabetes have the risk of developing a diabetic eye disease: 

  • Cataracts: Leaking blood vessels can cause tissue to swell, including your eye’s lens. The swelling and increased sugar levels break down proteins in the lens, forming clumps or cloudy spots. These spots block light and reduce vision.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: High blood sugar levels weaken blood vessels, leading to abnormal growth inside the eye and damaging the retina (layers of light-sensitive tissue). When the retina deteriorates, you may experience central vision loss.
  • Diabetic Macular Edema: Damaged blood vessels leak inside the eye, causing the macula (central part of the retina) to swell and thicken. The macula is crucial for seeing fine details, color, and straight-ahead vision. Macula swelling can damage the tissue and reduce your vision quality.
  • Glaucoma: Abnormal blood vessel growth blocks fluid from draining, increasing your eye pressure and damaging the optic nerve. When the optic nerve deteriorates, you can experience decreased vision and even blindness if untreated.

Diabetic eye exams are essential for monitoring changes to eye tissue and blood vessels, so your optometri

Diagnosing Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye exams use multiple assessments to evaluate your eye health and vision, including high-tech testing. Some of the diagnostic technology used at Gresham Optical includes:

  • Optos Daytona: 200-degree scans of your retina are captured using this low-powered laser technology. The wide, close look inside the eye helps your optometrist diagnose retina health.
  • Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT: Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) uses light waves to create cross-sectional images of the back of your eye. The 3D layers allow our optometrists to detect abnormal growth and track changes over time.
  • Fundus Photography: The rear of the eye (the fundus) contains sensitive tissue, including the retina and the optic nerve. Fundus photography uses a camera and microscope to capture images of these crucial parts.
  • Humphrey Field Analyzer 3: A visual field test evaluates peripheral vision, what you can see out of the corner of your eye or all around when looking straight ahead. You’ll be instructed to press a button when you spot targets in your side vision. Your optometrist then evaluates the results.

Book Your Annual Exam

At Gresham Optical, we get to know you so we can offer compassionate care tailored to your vision and health. We’re here to support your eye care needs, and annual diabetic eye exams are an effective way we can work together to prevent vision loss. 

Book your next diabetic eye exam at Gresham Optical.

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Our doctors and staff are ready to welcome you to Gresham Optical. Our location is across from the Gresham Golf Course. Look for the red brick building on the corner of Northeast Division Street and Northeast Francis Avenue. There’s plenty of parking available, with a lot in front of the building. 

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  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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