If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it can have serious effects on your health. Your eyes are not an exception to this. Our priority here at Tutela Eye Center is to keep your eyes strong and healthy and make sure that you don’t lose any of of vision if at all possible, even with the complications of diabetes as part of the equation.
Among the most common results of diabetes on your eyes is the disease called diabetic retinopathy. Unsafe blood sugar levels make damage your retinas, cause hemorrhaging, and eventually block blood flow to your eyes, which can cause loss of vision. Risk factors that increase the chances of this happening include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and pregnancy. Unfortunately, the longer you are diabetic, the more likely it is that you will contract this eye disease. There are no obvious symptoms in its early stages, and by the time it becomes advanced, you could have already suffered irreversible harm to your eyes or vision that you cannot recover. Avail yourself of our diabetic eye care in West Orange with a yearly visit for a full checkup. If, however, you noticing blurry vision, difficulties in perceiving colors, floaters (spots that form in your field of vision), or any loss of vision, however minimal, do not wait. Take advantage of our diabetic eye care in West Orange right away. As part of the diagnostic process, our eye doctor will conduct a retinal exam, pupil dilation, and a visual acuity test. Treatment and management options will be discussed, but there is no better action you can take than the preventive one of following dietary, exercise, and medication recommendations so that your blood sugar will stay within acceptable levels.
Book an appointment to come in for our diabetic eye care in West Orange. Contact us today.