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Chula Vista 619-422-5361
El Cajon 619-444-9012
(619) 422-5361

Diabetic Retinopathy

Supportive Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Chula Vista

diabetic eye sight
At the offices of Dr. Evans and Dr. Carter Optometry, we are committed to your total comfort. As someone with diabetes, you have some unique health challenges. Diabetic eye problems may seem minor at first but could cause blindness if not treated properly. What happens is the blood vessels in the back of the eye are compromised. The retina slowly becomes more and more damaged due to poor circulation, leading to loss of sight.

Symptoms to Watch Out For

Understanding what some of the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy are will help you to seek eye care in La Mesa or El Cajon at the appropriate time. It’s time to visit Dr. Evans and Dr. Carter if your diabetic eyesight includes the following:
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing in the dark or at night
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Impaired color sight
  • Seeing empty or dark spots
  • Seeing floaters
  • Vision loss

Treatment Options to Consider

After an eye examination in Chula Vista or La Mesa, Dr. Evans or Dr. Carter will discuss with you the proper course of action for your diabetic eye problems. Some options include:
  • Vitrectomy – This is a surgery that removes blood from the vitreous. The process will also remove scar tissue around the retina.
  • Scatter Laser – This is a laser treatment that will actually shrink the blood vessels that are causing the vision loss.
  • Focal Laser – This is another laser procedure that prevents any more blood or fluid leakage and burns abnormal blood vessels.

Schedule Your Exam Today in El Cajon and Near La Mesa

To get a prescription or learn more about diabetic retinopathy, contact the offices of Dr. Evans and Dr. Carter Optometry at one of our two convenient locations: El Cajon Vision Care or Chula Vista Vision Care Center. Give us a call at 619-422-5361 to schedule your exam for diabetic vision or glaucoma treatment in La Mesa, El Cajon or Chula Vista.


Chula Vista Vision Care Center
330 Oxford St Ste 206
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: 619-422-5361

El Cajon Vision Care
510 S Magnolia Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: 619-444-9012

Business Hours

Mon - Fri: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat: 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sun: Closed
Appointments Available

Payment Options

Insurance Accepted