Ocular Care Starts with an Eye Exam
Eye exams can tell us much more than your prescription. Did you know your eye doctor can detect health conditions that affect your whole body? We can see possible signs of diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, and much more!
Your optometrist can also help manage any eye diseases that may occur. Early detection is often the best way to manage eye disease and preserve your vision.
Your eyes aren’t an accessory; they’re an integral part of your body and a crucial part of overall health. Make sure they’re well cared for at Birring Eyecare.
Diabetic Eye Diseases
Diabetes is a chronic disease that prevents the body from producing or using insulin properly, which leads to higher levels of sugar in the bloodstream.
The higher levels of sugar in the bloodstream can affect the blood vessels in the eye. This can lead to ocular problems, including changes in nearsightedness and farsightedness, glaucoma, cataracts, and blurred vision.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina grow weak due to the excess sugar in the bloodstream, causing them to swell and leak. New blood vessels can grow to replace the damaged ones. The damage, however, may leave you with dark spots and blurred vision.
The best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with a healthy lifestyle and keeping your diabetes well managed. As with most eye diseases, early detection is key. Visit us for an eye exam to get a clear picture of your retinal health.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. It is caused by fluid from damaged blood vessels in the eye interfering with the macula’s function. Diabetic macular edema is the most common cause of vision loss in those with diabetic retinopathy.
Much like age-related macular edema, symptoms include central vision that appears blurred or wavy.
Make Sure You Have Regular Eye Exams
Come & See Us
Find us in the Malton neighbourhood’s Westwood Square Shopping Centre, 10 minutes north of Pearson International Airport on Goreway Drive between Etude and Morning Star Drive, just off Highway 427 in Mississauga.
- 46-7205 Goreway Drive
- Mississauga, ON L4T2T9
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM
- Friday: 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Children’s eyesight is crucial to their learning and development. Ensure they have a healthy and clear vision with a children’s eye exam today!
Planning on correcting your vision with refractive surgery (like LASIK)? Our caring team of professionals can help guide you through pre-and post-operative care.