Diabetic Eye Exams in Colorado Springs

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Effect of Diabetes on Eye Health

At Bettner Vision, we understand the importance of comprehensive eye care for everyone, especially those living with diabetes. Diabetes can affect the health of your eyes in several ways, making regular diabetic eye exams a crucial part of your overall diabetes management plan.

Diabetes can lead to high blood sugar levels, damaging blood vessels throughout the body, including those in your eyes. This damage can increase your risk of developing serious eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.

Regular eye exams are crucial to preventive eye care—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

Diabetic Eye Exams Are Specially Designed to Detect Disease

Diabetic eye exams are comprehensive exams to detect early signs of diabetic eye disease. During your diabetic eye exam at Bettner Vision, our experienced doctors will perform a series of tests, including:

These tests can help us identify any early signs of diabetic eye disease.

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of your eye. This damage can lead to:

  • Bleeding in the retina
  • Leakage of fluid from the blood vessels
  • Growth of abnormal blood vessels

If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to severe vision loss or even blindness.

What Is Diabetic Macular Edema?

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a complication of diabetic retinopathy that occurs when fluid leaks from damaged blood vessels in the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for central vision. The buildup of fluid can cause:

  • Blurred vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Difficulty seeing colors

Early detection and treatment of DME are crucial to prevent permanent vision loss.

Schedule Your Diabetic Eye Exam Today

We are committed to providing comprehensive eye care for patients with diabetes. We recommend scheduling a diabetic eye exam at least once a year or more frequently if needed. 

Early detection and treatment of diabetic eye disease are essential for preserving your vision and maintaining your overall health.

Contact us today to schedule your diabetic eye exam and help protect your long term visual health.

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Bettner Vision is conveniently located in the Marketplace at Briargate, on the corner of North Union Boulevard and Family Place. You can find us beside Sushi Rakkyo and the T-Mobile store.

  • 9205 N Union Blvd. #110
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday : 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday : 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: By Appointment
  • Sunday: Closed
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