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At the University Vision Centre, we provide the highest level of care for each of our patients. We do this by providing a customized treatment plan to address any eye health or vision limitations you may have. Our team, including Dr. Blair and Dr. Ellis, provide care for patients suffering from diabetes. If you have this condition, you need ongoing medical care. A key component of that care is diabetic vision screenings.
Eye care for diabetics is very important. It’s important for you to maintain proper blood sugar levels to minimize the risk of eye-related complications. The American Diabetes Association notes that those who have diabetes are four times more likely to develop retinopathy if they do not keep their blood sugar levels controlled. Our team can help you with the annual diabetic vision screening you need.
Individuals who have diabetes should have a professional eye exam from a licensed optometrist or other eye care professional at least one time per year. This should be a dilated eye exam. Dilation is the process of adding a specific component to your eyes to encourage the pupil to dilate or widen. This allows us to have a much more thorough view of the interior of the eye. A standard eye exam is not enough for most patients. The sooner we spot any concern with your vision or eye health, the faster we can take steps to reduce the risks associated with your overall vision.
Whenever you experience any vision-related changes, it is important to contact your eye doctor at University Vision Centre right away. Changes in vision can be a sign of complications or an immediate medical need. As a diabetic, specific symptoms to monitor for include:
If you have any concerns about your eye health or vision, contact our offices immediately for care. Diabetic retinopathy, or changes in vision, is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. As a result, you need to have a thorough eye screening to rule out any complications to your vision.
Diabetic retinopathy isn’t something to ignore. If we notice any symptoms of complications to your vision from diabetes, we’ll work with your diabetes doctor to better manage the disease. We can also send you to a retinal specialist for more severe conditions. It all starts with a call for an appointment in our El Paso, Texas office. Call us today: 915-533-1811.
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