At Fort Wayne Vision, we recommend diabetics avoid eye problems by having an annual eye exam in Fort Wayne each year. Diabetes can harm the tiny blood vessels in the retina in a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Those who suffer from diabetes also suffer from an increased risk of glaucoma and cataracts. Regular eye exams can help detect these problems early so that treatment can start as soon as possible.
Those with diabetes may need to come in twice per year in order to check their eyes for any slight vision changes. Diabetics can prevent future eye diseases and problems by controlling their blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can cause water to flood the lens of the eye, which causes blurry vision. Those with high blood sugar levels are also four times more likely to suffer from diabetic retinopathy than those who kept their blood sugar levels under control. Our comprehensive eye exam in Fort Wayne includes dilation if necessary, a digital retinal photograph, and a check for vision and if there is any need for vision correction.
Diabetics can quit smoking and continue eating a healthy diet as well as exercising to keep blood sugar and weight under control. If you find that you are having vision problems, you should call our offices immediately for an appointment. Only optometrists and ophthalmologists can detect and treat diabetic retinopathy, so be sure to come see us for a dilated eye exam if you think you are having symptoms or are a diabetic with eye problems. Our office is available for an eye exam in Fort Wayne Monday through Saturday, during various hours. We also offer LASIK post-op and pre-op evaluations and care. Call today and find out more about our exciting practice and technology that we use to treat and care for your eyes for life.