November 16, 2018

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eyeDOCS Barrhaven is excited to announce our new partnership with LMC Healthcare!

LMC is a specialized care provider for diabetes and endocrinology, with 11 clinic locations and 19 clinical research sites they provide care to over 68,000 patients across Canada. They offer a full range of services for diabetic patients, with short wait times, including;

  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Diabetic education
  • Chiropody & foot care
  • Optometry & eye care
  • Diabetes pharmacy

When eyeDOCS became aware of the wide range of services LMC hoped to offer Ottawa patients, we immediately wanted to partner with them. This allows us to increase our offerings of specialized services to our patients and LMC patients alike.

Dr. Featherstone has gladly stepped in to provide on-site eye exams for LMC patients starting Friday, November 16th.

Optometry has always played an important role for eyeDOCS in the care of diabetic patients.

Diabetic retinopathy is a medical condition causes the blood vessels of the retina to leak, swell or develop abnormally which causes damage to the retina, resulting in vision loss that can range from mild to severe. It is a leading cause of blindness and very often people with diabetes do not know they have diabetic retinopathy until significant damage is done.

Family doctors who recommend diabetic patients to an optometrist will receive a Diabetic Eye Examination Report returned to them.

It is recommended that diabetic patients have a yearly comprehensive eye exams due to the high prevalence of ocular issues and the increased risk the longer the patient has the disease. If you want to book an exam you can do so by calling any of our clinics or by requesting an appointment online.