• Duration: Approximately 30 to 60 minutes

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common eye condition related to people with diabetes. High blood sugar levels, associated with diabetes, can damage the blood vessels in the retina causing vision loss. Without proper management diabetic retinopathy can result in a loss of visual acuity and, in severe cases, blindness as damage to the retina progresses.

Patients with diabetes should get annual eye exams to monitor the health of their eyes. Frequent eye exams allows the Eye Care Professionl to observe the progression of the eye increasing the chances of managing and/or delaying vision loss.


There is no treatment to diabetic retinopathy but there are measures to prevent further damage and delaying the effects of vision loss from the condition.

Direct Billing

Let us do it for you! We have access to most insurance providers for vision care benefits and FSA/HSA. We can save you the time and hassle by direct billing your insurance claim.

Contact Us

For more information on diabetic retinal exam, feel free to reach out to us for questions and/or consultation.

You can call us at 403-764-6161 or send an email to macleod@soloptixonline.com. You can also visit us in-store at any of our two locations in Calgary, AB.

We strive to be Calgary’s premier optical retailer. Our optometrists and eye care professionals will assist you in providing trusted vision care and quality eyewear.