We speak English, & Español (Spanish)

9715 Medical Center Drive, Ste 502
Rockville, MD 20850
301-279-0600

9715 Medical Center Drive, Ste 502
Rockville, MD 20850
301-279-0600

We speak English, & Español (Spanish)

Diabetic Evaluation

Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. These and other serious conditions often develop without vision loss or pain, so significant damage may be done to the eyes by the time the patient notices any symptoms. For this reason it is very important for diabetic patients to have their eyes examined once a year. Diagnosing and treating eye disease early can prevent vision loss. It is also important to maintain a steady blood-sugar level, take prescribed medications, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking.

 

Diabetic Retinopathy: Overview

Anyone with diabetes is at risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy. In its early stages, there may be little or no visual symptoms. Without early detection and treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy can permanently damage the retina. If the condition is not caught early, it may produce symptoms that affect vision. These include mild blurriness in near, or distance vision, floaters and even the sudden loss of vision. If left untreated, it can cause severe vision loss and even blindness. Eye surgeons cannot reverse the damage caused by Diabetic Retinopathy, but if caught in time, modern treatment options may help slow its progression and prevent further vision loss. It is critical for patients with diabetes to be examined on a regular basis, even if they have not yet noticed any symptoms. If a patient experiences any significant change in their vision, they should contact their doctor for an immediate appointment, even if they recently had an examination.

If you have diabetes you should contact Dr. Roberts at Shady Grove Ophthalmology today to schedule a diabetic evaluation.

Our Practice

At Shady Grove Ophthalmology, we understand the importance of your vision. Dr. Roberts is committed to using some of the most advanced technology available for vision correction, cataract removal, and treatment of eye disease. With innovative laser systems, multi-focal intraocular lens implants, and state-of-the-art techniques for cataract surgery, Dr. Roberts aims to give all of our patients the safest, most effective eye treatments. Our entire office staff prides itself on delivering personalized premium quality eye care to all our patients.

Dr. Roberts is proud to be the Official Ophthalmologist for the Washington Redskins

Official Ophthalmologist for the Washington Redskins

Financing for Vision Care

Shady Grove Ophthalmology offers patient financing for procedures such as LASIK, cataract surgery, eye exams, glasses and contact lenses, through the CareCredit program. This flexible financing allows for low monthly payment options, and no up front costs or pre-payment penalties. CareCredit allows our patients to chose the right choice for their vision needs.

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Shady Grove Ophthalmology
9715 Medical Center Drive, Ste 502
Rockville, MD 20850

301-279-0600

We speak English, & Español (Spanish)

Serving patients with quality eye care, corrective vision surgery, diabetic evaluations and glaucoma treatment in the following communities: Rockville MD, Gaithersburg MD, Potomac MD, Germantown MD, Bethesda MD, Chevy Chase MD, Montgomery Village MD, Olney MD

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