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Preventative Eye Healthcare Stops Diabetes from Affecting Vision

Regular Eye Exams are Important

The eyes can often tell a story about your full body health, using today’s ocular technology to examine blood vessels and other systems that will indicate disease. Not only do regularly scheduled eye exams ensure proactive visual health, they aid in the discovery and management of conditions such as diabetes.

How Does Diabetes Influence My Vision?

Those with diabetes are at a greater risk of certain eye diseases due to the effects that diabetes has on blood sugar levels. The changes incurred in the blood vessels due to the diabetic condition can have adverse results on visual health, by increasing the risk of developing several eye conditions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Retinopathy
Managing Eye Health and Diabetes

The best way to manage eye health in conjunction with diabetes is with regular diabetic eye exams. Our eye doctors provide thorough procedures to test for a variety of eye diseases with increased risk for those with diabetes.

Our goal is to identify any negative affects of diabetes on your visual health before serious or permanent damage has occurred.

Important Information about Diabetes:

What symptoms should I watch for if I have diabetes?

If you are a person with diabetes it is important to be conscious of changes in vision that could indicate the onset of ocular disease. If any of the following symptoms are experienced, please schedule an eye examination with an optometrist:

  • Blurred vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Double vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Floaters and flashes
How else can diabetes affect my health?

The effects of diabetes go beyond visual concerns and should be treated seriously with medical professionals. Persons diagnosed with diabetes should be aware of the following associated risks:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Kidney failure
  • Nerve damage
  • Skin infections
  • Gingivitis
  • Eye disease

Next Steps

Take Action! Manage Diabetes with Your Optometrist

Discuss Eye Health with Your Doctor

Communicating with eye doctors is a great way to help manage the negative effects that diabetes can have on your visual well-being. Consistent eye examinations allow for increased transparency of your body’s health and provide a proactive approach to preventing other diseases associated with diabetes.

At Urban Optique, we develop eye health strategies that will increase the likelihood of sustained visual health for patients suffering from diabetes.

Dealing with Eye Diseases

Diabetes can be the stimulus for a variety of eye diseases, but there are reliable procedures that our optometry clinic can perform or recommend to correct visual impairment. Most importantly, early diagnosis is the best way to manage conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma.

Modern ocular technologies allows for secure procedures, such as laser eye surgery (photocoagulation) or a vitrectomy, to halt damage done by diabetic related eye diseases. Consult a professional optometrist for best solutions for your own health.