Diabetic Eye Exams in Florida

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Diabetes Requires an Emphasis on Eye Health 

For someone with diabetes, taking care of your eye health is crucial for your long-term vision. At Center For Sight, our experienced physicians can help you manage your diabetes while protecting your vision and eye health. 

Diabetes can place you at a higher risk of several eye conditions that can threaten your vision. With our experience and access to effective technology, we can identify issues early and help manage your condition. 

How Diabetes Affects Your Vision

Someone with diabetes cannot produce insulin or effectively use insulin, which typically regulates the body’s blood sugar levels. Blood sugar can build up and cause problems throughout the body, including your eyes. 

High amounts of blood sugar can damage your retina, causing vision problems and potentially leading to severe vision loss. 

Diabetes-Related Eye Conditions 

Diabetes can significantly affect your vision. When your blood sugar is too high for long periods, damage can occur to the delicate blood vessels in the retina, an essential component of your sight. There is a risk of developing diabetic eye diseases, potentially leading to blindness.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the blood vessels, leading to blurry, distorted vision and potential blindness. This disease has 2 stages: nonproliferative and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

As blood vessels in the retina become damaged, they can close off; as a result, new, abnormal blood vessels grow. These weak blood vessels can bleed into the retina and develop scar tissue.

Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetic retinopathy and a common cause of vision loss for people with diabetes. Leaking fluid caused by diabetic retinopathy can cause the macula to swell, leading to potential vision loss.

Eye Exam Frequency

The frequency of eye exams can vary from person to person. According to the American Diabetes Association, adults with type 2 diabetes should receive their first examination after their diagnosis. Anyone with type 1 diabetes should have their first eye exam within 5 years of diagnosis.  

Annual exams are ideal for anyone with diabetes, but we may want to see you more frequently. Everyone’s eye health is unique, and our optometric physicians will recommend an appropriate examination schedule for your needs.

Center For Sight Can Help Preserve Your Vision  

Diabetes can affect many aspects of your health, including your vision. With the expertise of the physicians at Center For Sight, we can help protect your eye health and offer recommendations for how you can manage your diabetes. Book an appointment and see how we can support your overall health. 

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