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Diabetes and Your Eyes: What You Need to Know

Diabetes is a medical condition that affects millions of people globally. Besides the many health problems that diabetes can cause, it can also lead to a range of eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. These conditions can cause irreversible vision loss if not detected and treated promptly.

“Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 20 to 74.” 

— Dr. Akshet Joshi

If you have diabetes, it is important to have regular eye exams. This is the best way to detect any eye problems early and get treatment before they cause permanent vision loss.

To Book your Diabetic eye exam at Dr. A. Joshi & Associates, online or please call 972-203-6984

The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams for People with Diabetes

Comprehensive eye exams are vital to preventative care for people with diabetes. These exams can detect early signs of vision problems before they become severe, ensuring that timely treatment can be provided. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes undergo a dilated eye exam at least once a year, even if they have no symptoms.

At Dr. A. Joshi & Associates, our diabetic eye exams include a tonometry test, a dilated eye exam, and a comprehensive eye exam. We also offer a variety of treatment options for people with diabetes who have eye problems.

Symptoms of Vision Problems Related to Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is important to be aware of the symptoms that may indicate a problem with your eyes, including:

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Red eyes
  • Pressure in the eyes
  • Floaters in the field of vision

These symptoms may indicate an underlying eye problem related to your diabetes. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your optometrist immediately.

How to Protect Your Vision If You Have Diabetes

The best way to protect your vision if you have diabetes is to have regular eye exams and to manage your blood sugar levels. Moreover, it’s important to work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that will help you keep your blood sugar levels under control.

At Dr. A. Joshi & Associates, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality eye care. We understand that diabetes can be a serious condition, and we are here to help you protect your vision.

Take the first step to problem-free vision and schedule an eye exam at Dr. A. Joshi & Associates or please call 972-203-6984.