Dear valued patients,

 

Per CDC recommendations and in the best interest of our patients we have postponed all routine eye care for the next 14 days. If it has not already been rescheduled, we will be calling you. Given the expected demand for post-quarantine care we recommend you schedule now if you are able.

 

Urgent issues are still being addressed, please call us at 630-553-6166 if you have an issue that needs to be addressed, this number is monitored 24 hours a day.

 

Medication, contact lens, and eyeglasses are being refilled and delivered. If you need any of these things please call us at the above number during business hours and press 5 for medication concerns, 4 for glasses and contacts.

 

Existing patients, if you have broken your glasses or run out of contacts please reach out, issues can often be addressed based on information from your previous visit.

 

Delivery of materials is available curbside, to contact us for curb-side pickups please call (630) 538-6571 (only monitored during open hours).

 

Business hours are currently modified to Monday – Friday 10am-3pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Given the constantly changing nature of the situation, we strongly encourage you to call the clinic before driving.

 

We thank you for your understanding in this difficult time, and due to the fluidity of the situation we will continue to provide up to date information via our website.

 

Stay Healthy,

The Brenart Eye Clinic Team

WHAT IS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY?

Diabetes can lead to other problems that affect your whole body, including your eyes. This is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina, which is the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of your eye and transfers what you see to your brain

The first stage of the disease involves the blood vessels in your eyes, which weaken and leak blood into your eyes. If this blood leaks into the center of your eye, you will have blurry vision. Your body will try to compensate by making new blood vessels, but those new vessels are also weak, allowing more blood to leak into your eye. Your eye might also form scar tissue, which causes the retina to move away from your eyes and can lead to legal blindness.

Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy usually continues to get worse, especially if your diabetes is not under control. For this reason, we recommend regular check-ups to monitor your eyes. If you have diabetes, diabetic retinopathy may be affecting your eyes long before you experience symptoms, which makes it even more important to have your eyes examined regularly.

Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes and would like to have your eyes examined, contact us today at 630-553-6166 or schedule your appointment via our online scheduler.