Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care with your diabetic eye doctor are the only ways to prevent vision loss.
During our Diabetic Eye Exams, we will take special photos of the back of your eyes and fully evaluate all aspects to prevent and detect early signs of diabetic eye disease. We will work closely with your primary care doctor or endocrinologist to ensure your ocular health is well cared for. A minimum yearly exam is necessary for diabetic patients and in some cases more often. Our doctor will discuss the frequency of care during your exam.
Routine eye exams
Routine eye exams should be performed on an annual basis to ensure long term visual health. During these routine visits Dr. Monarch will determine the newest prescription for clear vision, and will evaluate your eyes for serious vision threatening diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Emergencies and Red Eye treatment
Whether you have allergies, an eye infection, a scratch, or a foreign body, we are here to help. Dr. Monarch will eliminate the problem and provide a customized treatment to relieve pain, itching, redness, dryness, and irritation. With proper care your eyes will return to their healthy and comfortable state.
Proper evaluation and disease management is crucial for long term ocular health. Conditions such as dry eye and allergies are chronic and if left untreated, will not only affect your quality of life, but can permanently affect vision.
Did you know? A dilation is essential every 6-12 months for those with diabetes, high blood pressure and many other health conditions. The blood vessels within the retina can show signs of damage from elevated sugar, blood pressure and even high cholesterol. Diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration must be identified and treated early to maintain clear peripheral and central vision. Cataracts must be diagnosed early to ensure the potential for crisp clear vision with surgery.