Diabetic Eye Exam

Diabetic Eye Exam services

Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from using and storing sugar properly. As a result, excessive amounts of sugar remain in the bloodstream and if uncontrolled, can cause damage to the tiny blood vessels all over the body - including your eyes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, annual eye exams will help protect against sight-threatening eye diseases by catching any damage before it has progressed too far.

Diabetic Eye Exam Q & A

How are diabetic eye exams different from a regular eye exams?

Diabetic eye exams are similar to regular eye exams in many ways. However, during a diabetic eye exam, your eye doctor will specifically focus on the health and integrity of your retina and the blood vessels in your eye.

Why are diabetic eye exams important for patients with diabetes?

Patients with diabetes are vulnerable to serious eye diseases, including diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. If left untreated, diabetic eye conditions can lead to permanent vision loss. However, with early detection, treatment, and proper blood sugar management, patients with diabetes can enjoy healthy vision for years to come.

When should I schedule a diabetic eye exam?

Schedule a diabetic eye exam once yearly with your optometrist. If you notice one or more of the following symptoms, please call your nearest Optic Gallery location immediately:

  • Blurred vision

  • Vision loss

  • Vision fluctuations

  • Spots or strings in your vision

  • Empty or dark areas in your vision

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Dry eye disease is a chronic condition caused by unstable tears and inflammation and leads to symptoms such as redness, burning, irritation,  gritty sensation, and blurry vision. Once you have dry eye, your symptoms may come and go and over time will progressively get worse. Our Optometrists at Optic Gallery can help prevent the progression of dry eye and manage your symptoms, so you can enjoy life to the fullest.

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