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Welcome to

SAVE Sight

One Mission: Prevent Vision Loss

with Modern Eye Disease Screening

SAVE Sight is Currently
Not Accepting New Patients

Welcome to

SAVE Sight Colorado

One Mission: Prevent Vision Loss with Modern Eye Disease Screening.

SAVE Sight is Currently
Not Accepting New Patients


Improving Health Outcomes Through Diabetic Retinopathy Exam Screening

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness. Fewer than 50% of people with diabetes in the U.S. receive screening examinations at appropriate intervals. Early detection and prompt treatment can reduce vision loss by up to 95%.

SAVE Sight offers proven approach to prevent blindness, close critical diabetes care gaps, improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

Diabetic Retinopathy is the Leading Cause of Preventable Blindness

By providing a diabetic retinopathy screening service, patients with diabetes can receive a quick, convenient and non-invasive retinal exam. 


Over 60% of patients with diabetes will develop signs of diabetic retinopathy during their lifetime.


Documented screening compliance rates are lower than 50% in the United States.


Early detection and timely treatment can reduce vision loss in up to 95% of cases.

An estimated 80 million people in the US population have vision loss due to disease.

There is only 1 Eye Specialist for
every 17,000 Americans.

It’s estimated that, only 40% of patients had their annual eye exam.

The Problem: A lack of symptoms. Clear Vision can hide diabetic retinopathy.

As diabetic retinopathy develops, you may be completely unaware. In its early stages, there are few noticeable symptoms. You may have minor vision changes that you attribute to getting older, or no symptoms at all. That’s why, if you know you have diabetes, regular eye screening is an important part of your health management regimen.

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic Retinopathy is caused when diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the retina. When the retinal blood vessels start to leak the retina becomes thick and swollen. If the leaking happens in the macula, (the central part of the retina), vision will be blurred. If the leaks occur in the periphery of the retina, there may be no impact to vision.

The Solution: Diabetic Eye Screening

Screening is an effective way of detecting diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible. Tests for diabetic retinopathy take about 30-60 minutes. Because diabetes increases your risk of glaucoma and cataracts as well as retinopathy, your doctor screens for these and certain other eye conditions. This is an important step, because any of these can lead to blindness without treatment.

Eye Exam Steps

  • 1-1
    Vision and eye pressure
    are checked.
  • 2-1
    An ophthalmologist
    performs a brief
    slit lamp exam.
  • 3-1
    Dilating drops are placed to make the pupils larger. Once the pupils are dilated,
    a photograph of the back part of the eye
    is taken.
  • 4-1
    A final examination will be performed
    and all testing results will be reviewed.

After your exam

You’ll receive one of three diagnoses:

1. No indication of retinopathy

2. Mild diabetic retinopathy

3. Referable retinopathy to a specialist

The first two stages don’t require action other than close monitoring. The last stage means you’ll likely need further assessment of your diabetic retinopathy condition to develop a treatment plan. Please note because your pupils are dilated, you’ll likely be more sensitive to light while the eye drops are active. Bringing a pair of sunglasses may make your trip home more comfortable. You won’t be able to drive home, so bring a friend or family member to drive you or arrange for other transportation.
The eye care professionals at SAVE Sight are eye specialists. Not only can they check and assess your vision, they can guide you through the vision-related aspects of your diabetes management efforts. You can call either office or use the online booking tool to arrange your diabetic retinopathy exam today.

SAVE Sight Solution

We offer easy and effective eye exams covered through your medical insurance. All clinic notes are available for review through an online portal. 

Most Insurances Accepted

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