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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment in Chicago, IL

Protecting Your Eyes with Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
at Big City Optical

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious complication of diabetes that can threaten your sight. About 1 in 4 people with diabetes develop diabetic retinopathy — nearly 10 million people in the United States annually. Our comprehensive diabetic eye exams at Big City Optical are high tech, high accuracy, high precision assessments that thoroughly map the eye and look for any precursor symptoms or anomalies. We can catch any issue early and if we notice anything, will customize a diabetic retinopathy treatment plan specific to you.

Little girl enjoying the pool

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetic complication characterized by abnormal growth of blood vessels around the retina, which are more susceptible to leaking. This causes symptoms impacting your vision, including spots and blurriness, patchy vision, and difficulty seeing in the dark. Early intervention is important, because by the time symptoms are noticeable, the damage has occurred and is irreversible. Thankfully, our experienced team is adept at detecting early signs of diabetic retinopathy, enabling us to protect your vision and safeguard your health.

Protect Your Eyes from Diabetes with Annual Exams

Our diabetic eye exams, designed specifically for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, include all the thoroughness of standard comprehensive eye exams while conducting extra tests to identify any diabetes-related complications affecting your vision and eye health. We also screen for glaucoma because diabetic retinopathy heightens its risk. Leveraging advanced technology, we’re equipped to detect even the smallest and most subtle indications of issues, enabling us to provide protective measures before symptoms lead to lasting damage.

Woman getting diabetic eye exam at Big City Optical
Elderly getting symptoms of diabetic retinopathy

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy often develops without early noticeable symptoms, but as the condition progresses, key indicators can emerge. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms and you have diabetes, it is extremely important that you contact your eye doctor immediately:

  • Blurred or fluctuating vision
  • Dark or empty areas in your vision
  • Difficulty with color perception
  • Spots or dark strings floating in your vision
  • Vision loss

Our Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis & Treatment

At Big City Optical, we understand the pervasive impact of diabetes on health, particularly on vision. In your annual diabetic eye exam, we will diligently monitor your eyes, with a keen focus on detecting symptoms of diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes-related complications. If we identify any concerning signs, our team will develop a customized diabetic retinopathy treatment plan tailored specifically for your eyes. Employing advanced technology with personalized management strategies, we are committed to maintaining the clarity and health of your vision.
Patient getting diabetic retinopathy diagnosis at Big City Optical

Why Choose Us?

Our effectiveness in diabetic retinopathy treatment stems from our use of advanced, patient-friendly technology and a commitment to making our appointments comfortable and reassuring. We excel in working with patients of all ages, armed with the patience and experience needed to interpret subtle symptoms, listen to feedback, and address concerns. Our comprehensive consultation for diabetic retinopathy treatment is a critical first step towards safeguarding your long-term eye health.