Dr. Jennifer L. Shane & Associates
5385 Reno Corporate Dr #100 Reno RV 89511 +1 775-852-3937
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Reno, NV / 775-852-3937

Diabetic Eye Exam

Exams Designed Just For Diabetic Eyes

There are a few eye diseases that are associated with diabetes. For that reason, they are termed diabetic eye disease. For patients with diabetes, there is an 80% chance they will develop one or more of these conditions, some of which cause blindness. It is vital that those with diabetes have their eyes checked at least once a year.

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Diabetic Eye Diseases

A number of the diseases linked to diabetes are not exclusive to those patients. Cataracts and glaucoma are much more prevalent in these individuals. However, there are two diseases that are only found in those who also have diabetes

  • Diabetic Retinopathy – High blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in your retinas. Your body attempts to replace these, but the new vessels are not as strong, leading to hemorrhages in your eyes. Left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness.
  • Diabetic Macular Edema – Fluid may leak under the retina at the back of the eye causing irreparable damage. This destroys your central vision, the area responsible for recognizing faces, reading, and driving.

Testing For These Diseases

At your annual exam, your optometrist will begin with the regular vision checks: acuity, periphery, and depth testing. They will test your eyes independently, as well as their teaming abilities. From there, the optometrist investigates the health of your eyes with high-tech optometric equipment.

Fundus Photography

“Fundus” refers to the inside or back of your eyeball. Fundus photography is done with a highly specialized digital camera focused on the central retina of your eye. In this image, your optometrist can see your retina and retinal blood vessels, along with your optic nerve and macula. This image stays on file as a reference for future visits to Dr. Jennifer L. Shane & Associates.

Visit Our New Office in Reno

We are located on Reno Corporate Drive off of Longley and Barron Way. From Longley off McCarran turn east onto Barron way then turn south on Reno Corporate Drive. We will be on your right side. From Double R heading toward Longley, turn north on Reno Corporate Drive just before Longley. Proceed on Reno Corporate Drive to the last drive way before Barron Way. We will be on your left side.

Address

Dr. Jennifer L. Shane & Associates
5385 Reno Corporate Drive #100
Reno, NV, 89511

Contact Number

Phone: 775-852-3937
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday:10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday:10:00am - 4:00pm