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Posted on 08-14-2018

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyesight?

When a doctor diagnoses diabetes, you want to take measures to protect your health and your eyes. A key concern with the condition is the impact on your eyesight. By taking measures to work with our optometrist, you will reduce the risks to your vision and your eyes.

man with diabetes receiving eye treatment from optometrist

Increased Risk of Eye Conditions

A key impact of diabetes on your eyes is the risk of conditions. Diabetes increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. The risk depends on the situation, but it may increase the possibility of an eye condition by 50 percent or more. 

You want to protect your vision by working with optometrists. Early detection reduces the risk of long-term complications with your vision. It also allows us to address potential worries that may arise in relation to your eyes.

Damage from High Blood Sugar

The most common problem associated with diabetes is the possibility of diabetic retinopathy. The condition occurs when high blood sugar levels cause damage to the retina in your eyes. The impact is a change to your vision and permanent damages.

Limiting the Risks

Early detection is the key to limiting the risks of the eye condition on your vision. You want to work with our team of experienced professionals to limit the possibility of long-term complications. By getting regular eye exams and checking on your vision, you get treatment for the changes to your eyesight. It also allows us to ensure that you do not cause further damage to your eyes.

We discuss your health and ensure that you know how to address potential concerns before it damages your retina or other structures in your eyes. We also discuss the importance of following a careful plan of action to keep your eyes healthy when you have diabetes.

Contact Our Local Eye Doctor for Treatment Today

Health conditions impact your vision and your eyes, and luckily, our team of experienced professionals can help you avoid long-term complications from diabetes and keep your eyes healthy. To learn more about our treatments for eye conditions caused by diabetes or for an appointment, call 312-631-3247 today.

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