Individuals with diabetes have unique vision and eye health needs and are at an increased risk of vision loss, so they should see their eye doctor at least once per year.
When was your last eye exam?
Did you know that an eye exam can be a valuable tool for discovering and diagnosing diabetes in its earliest stages? That is just one more reason why everyone should see their eye doctor regularly.
Diabetes affects our bodies in many ways and has an impact on our eye health and vision. Individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop:
Individuals with diabetes are 40% more likely to develop glaucoma than individuals without diabetes. Untreated glaucoma can lead to optic nerve damage and peripheral vision loss. Glaucoma is of particular concern because there are often no symptoms in the early stages of the disease.
Individuals with diabetes may develop a condition called diabetic retinopathy, which is damage to the delicate blood vessels in the eyes. If this condition is allowed to progress, it can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness.
Individuals with diabetes may also experience double or blurry vision, and their eyeglasses prescriptions may fluctuate frequently.
Diabetic eyes require special attention and care, which is why The Village Eye Care is proud to offer specially tailored diabetic eye exams. Individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes should see their eye doctor at least once per year, even if they don’t currently have any problems with their vision or eye health, and even if they manage their blood sugar levels effectively.
Specialized equipment, such as Optos wide-field imaging and fundus photography, offer diabetic eyes the care and attention they need and deserve. For more information, please contact our office.
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