Healthy, Happy Eyes
Neighborhood ophthalmologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye, in addition to diseases that result in eye-related symptoms. In addition to diagnosing and treating ocular diseases with medical or surgical means, ophthalmologists also offer comprehensive assessments, which may include the prescription of corrective lenses.
Diabetic Eye Exams (Retinal Screening)
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and eye screening is a key part of diabetes care. Diabetic eye screenings screen for several eye conditions which if left untreated could lead to loss of vision.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication from diabetes. It happens when blood vessels in the retina become damaged. Symptoms to look out for include:
- Spots or dark strings floating in your vision
- Blurred vision
- Fluctuating vision
- Impaired color vision
- Dark or empty areas in your vision
- Vision loss
Neighborhood offers diabetic eye screenings at several locations. If you have diabetes, and you haven’t had an eye screening in the past year, you may be eligible for a free diabetic eye screening appointment.