Protect Your Vision
Many Americans are learning to live with diabetes. This health condition affects the way your body processes sugar levels in your blood. Our patients with diabetes are at risk of developing health complications from high blood sugar levels, including those that affect the vision centers.
At Crum Optometric Group, we offer personalized care to our patients with diabetes. If you’re affected by this condition, please contact us today for details about diabetic eye exams.
Diabetes Affects Your Eye Health
When you have high blood sugar levels, your vision center can be adversely affected. Blurry vision is an indication that blood sugar levels may be too high. And if your vision blurs for an extended period, it could be a symptom of a more severe condition.
If you have concerns about your eyesight, please contact us immediately.
Those with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing a variety of eye diseases. Many of these diseases have no warning signs in the early stages and can result in vision loss.
Common diabetic eye diseases include:
The retina is the inner lining at the back of your eye. Its principal function is to read the light focused through the lens and convert it into neural signals. These neural signals are then translated by the brain, helping you interpret the images you see.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when sugar levels in the blood damage and block your eyes’ blood vessels, causing them to bulge and leak.
In more advanced stages of this condition, blocked blood vessels eventually attempt to build new pathways to reach the retina. Retinal detachment and vision loss risks are significantly increased at this stage. The abnormal vessels can result in severe vision problems.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Fluid that leaks into the retina can cause the macula to swell. This swelling is called diabetic macular edema. The macula is at the center of the retina, providing detailed central vision necessary for reading, driving, and seeing images in sharp detail.
Macular swelling can lead to a distortion in your central vision and possibly lead to vision loss. Treatments are available for diabetic macular edema if the condition is caught in the early stages and monitored regularly.
We Can Help with Your Vision
At Crum Optometric Group, your eye exams will be provided by compassionate and experienced optometrists. We genuinely care for your eyesight and have a toolkit of state-of-the-art technology to help diagnose and manage any condition.
We recommend annual dilated eye exams for our patients with diabetes. Proactive eye care is critical when it comes to diabetic eye diseases. Diabetic eye diseases can seem scary, but our team will always work with you to find the most effective treatment.
Let us help you gain control of your visual health. Please book an appointment today!
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