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Diabetes and Vision

Did you know that approximately four million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in Canada? Did you know that almost one million people are currently living with undiagnosed diabetes? 
  1. Eye diseases caused by diabetes include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma.
  2.  Diabetic eye diseases have the potential to cause severe vision loss and blindness if left untreated. 
  3. Diabetic retinopathy involves changes to the blood vessels in the retina that cause them to bleed or leak fluid, and also cause distorted vision.
  4. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults and is the most common cause of vision loss among people living with diabetes.  
  5. Diabetic retinopathy usually goes unnoticed until vision loss occurs. That's why people with diabetes should have a dilated eye exam at least once a year.
  6. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with several therapies, used alone or in combination when found in time. 
Some symptoms include:
  1. Spots floating in vision (floaters) or string type images
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Dark/missing areas of vision
  4. Impaired colour vision

 To have a comprehensive eye exam in our office please call our office at 905-319-1066 or email us at, to see how we can help protect your vision. 
The image on the right shows diabetic retinopathy. If you have these spots in your vision, book your appointment with one of our optometrists, today!
Our office is proud to carry Systane Complete, Lubricating Eye Drops. These lubricating eye drops restore and protect all layers of tear film, helping all types of dry eye. 
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VoxxLife Socks and wellness products are now available in our office! We have a large selection of different sizes and styles to choose from. Ask one of our doctors about which socks are best for you! Safe for those living with diabetes. 
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