Early detection, frequent monitoring & excellent care can save your eyesight.
Healthy Vision for Diabetics
Managing diabetes is enough of a challenge, but it’s especially important with regard to your eyes. This is true not only because diabetes can cause problems in the eyes themselves, but also because your eyes provide a unique view of how diabetes might be affecting other parts of your body.
Careful management of diabetes is the best way to maintain a healthy body and healthy eyes. But even people who closely control their blood sugar can develop eye and vision problems, including:
Diabetic retinopathy – Diabetes damages the delicate blood vessels in the retina (the light-sensitive layer of nerve cells at the back of the eye), which in turn damages the nerve cells and can lead to blurred vision or even blindness.
Glaucoma – People with diabetes are more likely to develop glaucoma, which occurs when the fluid pressure inside the eye builds up and damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma must be watched for because it, too, can cause blindness.
Cataracts – Although cataracts (a clouding of the lens) are related to aging, people with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts and to develop them at an earlier age.
Trust your vision to training, experience & leading-edge technology.
Our optometrists are highly trained and experienced in the detection and management of diabetic eye disease. Precision EyeCare Centers’ doctors use the latest techniques and instruments to detect problems at their earliest stages, preserving as much of your precious vision as possible. One of these techniques is ocular coherence tomography (OCT). The OCT instrument analyzes the retina at the microscopic level, allowing detection and monitoring of diabetic retinopathy with a precision unmatched by any other method.
At Precision EyeCare Centers, your health is our highest concern. We look forward to helping you manage your disease as it relates to your vision and the health of your eyes. To learn more about us or our services, call our Flora, IL office at 618-662-8468 or Fairfield, IL office at 618-842-6516. Please feel free to use instead our online Request an Appointment form.