Proactive Care for Your Vision
It’s essential to make regular eye exams a part of your diabetes management plan. This disease can lead to several eye health complications. Regular visits to your eye doctor are as vital as taking your medication.
Visit us for your annual eye exams, and we can help protect your eye health and vision. Our team is here to track changes to your vision and identify eye problems as early as possible.
The Effect of Diabetes on Your Eyes
Diabetes affects how your body is able to use insulin, an essential hormone for controlling your blood sugar. If you have diabetes, your body has trouble making enough insulin or can’t use insulin effectively, leading to high blood sugar.
Long periods of high blood sugar can damage the blood vessels in your retina, the part of your eye responsible for sending information to the brain to help you see. If these blood vessels become damaged, it can significantly affect your vision.
Our Diagnostic Technology
It’s vital we thoroughly assess your eyes during your annual eye exam to diagnose eye disease and track changes in your vision. To do this, we use diagnostic technology to help identify problems in their earliest stages of development.
Our diagnostic equipment includes the Optos Optomap, a retinal imaging device for diagnosing eye diseases. This technology helps us get detailed pictures of your retina and optic nerve to identify signs of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases We Look Out For
Diabetic eye disease is a significant concern if you have diabetes. It’s not a specific disease but a general term for diseases that can develop because of diabetes. Two diseases related to diabetes include diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, issues that can lead to severe vision loss.
Diabetic retinopathy is a vision-threatening disease that leads to potential vision loss. Blood vessels in the retina become damaged, leaking blood and fluid because of high blood sugar levels. As this progresses, it can lead to further bleeding and potential scarring in the eye.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic macular edema is a potential complication of diabetic retinopathy that can lead to permanent vision loss. The leaking fluid caused by retinopathy causes swelling in the macula, which is essential for your central vision (the vision right in front of you). Ongoing damage to the macula can lead to vision loss.
Protect Your Vision & Eye Health
Diabetes can significantly affect your eye health and vision, but our team is here to help. Consider us a vital part of your diabetes management plan, protecting what’s most precious to you. Schedule an appointment when it’s time for your annual eye exam.
Where to Find Us
We’re located just past the light at Bel-Red Rd and NE 20th St on 152nd Pl NE. Feel free to call if you have trouble finding us!
Where to Park
Through the lights, take your first right onto 152nd Pl NE to access our parking lot. There is complimentary parking in the lot behind our building.
- 1951 152nd PL NE, Suite 100
- Bellevue, WA 98007
- Phone: 425-638-0700
- Fax: 425-638-0800
- Email: [email protected]
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed