Diabetic Eye Exams in Pennsylvania

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Protect Your Vision From The Effects of Diabetes

Diabetes can affect many different aspects of your health including the health of your eyes and vision.

We’re here to help. Our highly trained eye care specialists can detect and manage eye issues related to diabetes.

If you have diabetes, please book an eye exam and get the help you need to manage your symptoms.

What is Diabetes & How Can It Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a systemic disease that occurs when your body reduces or stops the production of insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels. Diabetes can affect multiple organs and systems in your body, especially your eyes.

If you have diabetes, experts recommend having annual eye exams. However, depending on your eye health, your optometrist may recommend more frequent appointments.

Diabetes raises your chances of developing a variety of eye diseases and conditions. Some of them can include:

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in your retinas become damaged due to high blood sugar levels. In response, your retinas may create tiny and extremely delicate new blood vessels in an effort to supply oxygen to the retinal tissue. These new vessels are very weak and can leak, resulting in diabetic retinopathy, and potentially vision loss.

Diabetic macular edema occurs when fluid leaks under your macula. This ultimately results in permanent damage to your central vision.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma, and your chances of developing it nearly doubles when you have diabetes. Open-angle glaucoma occurs when too much fluid is produced or not enough fluid is drained from the trabecular meshwork in the eye, leading to an increase in intraocular pressure. This pressure damages the optic nerve, resulting in permanent vision loss.

Cataracts aren’t an eye disease, but rather a condition that affects the clarity and quality of your vision. Cataracts develop when the clear crystalline lens of your eye becomes denser and less flexible as you age, resulting in dim, cloudy vision. Diabetes can increase your chances of developing cataracts.

How We Assess Eyes With Diabetes

Optos retinal imaging is used to help optometrists take ultra-widefield images of your retina. With these images, your optometrist can help detect and monitor conditions and diseases affecting your retinal health.

To capture highly detailed color images of your fundus (the inside back surface of your eye that includes part of the retina, the macula, and the optic disc), your optometrist may use a technique called fundus photography.

Optovue ocular coherence tomography (OCT) scans are used to take highly detailed cross-sectional images of parts of your eye including the retina, optic disc, and anterior segment.

Our Locations

Stroudsburg

Our Stroudsburg location is easily located right on Route 611, in the same shopping complex with Friendly’s and Dollar General. There is plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-421-3342
Fax: 570-421-8490

Address

2942 Route 611 Suite 5
Tannersville, PA 18372

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Stroudsburg location is easily located right on Route 611, in the same shopping complex with Friendly’s and Dollar General. There is plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-421-3342
Fax: 570-421-8490

Address

2942 Route 611 Suite 5
Tannersville, PA 18372

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Hazleton

Our Hazleton location is easily located right on the Airport Beltway, in the same shopping complex as Hertz and Antonia’s Jewelry & Repair. There’s plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-453-2020
Fax: 570-453-1020

Address

281 Airport Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Hazleton location is easily located right on the Airport Beltway, in the same shopping complex as Hertz and Antonia’s Jewelry & Repair. There’s plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-453-2020
Fax: 570-453-1020

Address

281 Airport Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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