Diabetic Eye Exams in Texas

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Understanding Diabetes & Your Vision

Diabetes can cause retinal damage and even permanent vision loss in patients who have high or uncontrolled blood sugar. Diabetes is a health condition that affects how the body uses glucose (sugar).

Our optometrists can detect signs of diabetes early with comprehensive eye exams. Because diabetes increases a person’s risk of developing certain eye conditions and diseases, it’s critical that anyone with this condition schedules and attends yearly eye exams. 

Protect your health and preserve your vision. Contact us today to schedule your next eye exam.

What Makes a Diabetic Eye Exam Different?

Diabetes poses a threat to the delicate internal structures of your eyes. Unlike a regular eye exam, diabetic eye exams are specially designed to help manage and address issues in your visual system caused by diabetes.

During a diabetic eye exam, we use imaging techniques to evaluate the health of your eyes from the inside out, such as:

Diabetic Eye Conditions

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that can develop as a result of heightened blood sugar levels.

This condition damages blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (your retina). Anyone with type 1 or 2 diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy. The signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include:

  • Floaters
  • Blurred vision
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dark/empty areas in your vision
  • Vision loss

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss in people with diabetes.

Diabetic macular edema (DME) usually develops as a result of untreated diabetic retinopathy and is characterized by extra fluid in the macula. DME is usually caused by poor blood sugar control.

Other Eye Health Issues Associated with Diabetes

Diabetes can put you at risk of developing:

  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye

Book an Appointment Today

Patients with diabetes should get an eye exam at least once a year, if not more. Your optometrist can help you determine the right eye exam schedule for you. 

Protect your eyes and health by scheduling an eye exam with us today!

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Drew Provost

Clinic Director/Founder

Dr. Drew Provost graduated cum laude from Southern College of Optometry and is a therapeutic optometrist, certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board.

Dr. Raymond Carneglia

Optometrist

Dr. Carneglia graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Dr. Kelsey Tillotson

Optometrist

Dr. Kelsey Tillotson graduated from the University of Houston School of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Dr. Ashish Patel

Optometrist

Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Houston School of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Dr. Rachel Cofield

Optometrist

Dr. Rachel Cofield graduated from the University of Houston School of Optometry and is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Texas Optometry Board as a therapeutic optometrist.

Our Locations

North Austin

Find us conveniently located attached to the Costco just off Research Boulevard. Feel free to park anywhere in the Costco parking lot.

  • 10401 Research Blvd, Suite A
  • Austin, TX 78759

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Pflugerville

Our Pflugerville location is attached to the Costco at the corner of Highway 130 and Kelly Lane. Give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 1901 Kelly Lane, Suite A
  • Pflugerville, TX 78660

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:15 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
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