Camarillo Vision Center

Diabetic Eye Exams

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Preserve Your Vision from Diabetes

Your life may change after a diabetes diagnosis, and you might have to be more vigilant about managing your health than ever before because diabetes can affect several different aspects of your health, including your eyes.

Our practice has the tools, knowledge, and team to help preserve your vision while living with diabetes. Let us help you take the stress out of managing your eye health today. Please, book your appointment.

How Diabetes Affects Your Eye Health

Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects how your body processes sugar, also known as glucose. If your body doesn’t process sugar properly, you may develop high blood sugar which can increase the risk of developing an eye disease.

Diabetes affects millions of Americans, and it can develop if you’re overweight, have an unhealthy lifestyle, or have a family history of the disease.

Diabetes Increases the Risk of Eye Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases diabetes can cause. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar damages the blood vessels located in your retina, causing them to bulge, break, and leak fluid into your retina, leading to possible vision loss.

In severe cases, your retina may create new, but delicate, blood vessels. These vessels can then develop scar tissue on your retina, which could then increase the risk of retinal detachment.

Diabetic macular edema is an eye disease that often develops because of diabetic retinopathy. When your retina’s blood vessels take damage, the fluids it may leak can then pool underneath your macula, causing the macula to swell over time and possibly lead to central vision problems and vision loss.

You’re twice as likely to develop open-angle glaucoma when you have diabetes. Open-angle glaucoma can develop with very little or no obvious symptoms, but it can lead to permanent vision loss if not addressed early enough.

Learn more about glaucoma on our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page.

Cataracts are an eye condition that can cause your clear, crystalline lens to become foggy or hazy. In serious cases, cataracts could lead to blindness. The only way to remove the cataract and restore your vision is through cataract surgery.

You have a higher risk of developing cataracts at a younger age when you have diabetes.

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Our practice is located in Camarillo Village Square shopping center. We offer plenty of parking with accessible parking options available.

  • 2380 Las Posas Road C
  • Camarillo, CA 93010

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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