Eye Care for Diabetics

Eye care, JACKSONVILLE, FL If you have diabetes, you likely know that there are some extra little things you need to do every day to stay healthy. Tweaking your exercise, managing sugar intake, and eating right are all crucial when it comes to managing your diabetes.

Alternatively, if you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may still be learning about everything you need to to do stay healthy. For example, did you know that diabetes can impact your eye health? Keep reading to learn how to keep your eyes healthy when you have diabetes.

Diabetic Macular Edema

One of the important issues to watch out for when you have diabetes is diabetic macular edema. When someone has diabetic macular edema, the retinal vascular structures begin to leak, which leads to the macula (which is the center part of the retina) thickening. Your eye doctor can help find instances of diabetic macular edema, which is why it’s important to see your eye doctor on a regular basis.

Daily Eye Checks

We recommend that you do a quick check every day to make sure your eyes are functioning as they should be. This little test will just take a few moments every day, so it can be easily worked into your routine whenever suits you best. Cover each of your eyes for a  few seconds every day, and ensure the uncovered eye is still focusing as it should.

Cataracts

Did you know that chances of developing vision-impacting cataracts increase when you have diabetes? They are, sadly, more common in patients with diabetes than those who don’t have it. If you think you’re having a harder time seeing while trying to read or drive, let us help you identify what’s going on.

Make Regular Visits

Even if you have great vision, seeing your eye doctor regularly every year is important, especially when you have diabetes. Make sure your eyes are healthy and working, and catch any issues that may have been caused by diabetes as soon as possible.

 

Regardless of your health issues, everyone should see an eye doctor every year. Give us a call at (904) 355-5555 to schedule a consultation today.

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