Take Steps to Protect Your Vision
Living with diabetes can put you at risk for some eye conditions. Scheduling a comprehensive eye exam is an effective way to monitor your eye health to avoid damage to your eyes or vision.
By identifying the signs of diabetic eye disease early, we can provide treatment to help you preserve your vision. Your eye health is an essential part of your overall wellness. Protect your eyesight by scheduling your diabetic eye exam today.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes can affect your eyes when blood glucose is too high. In the short-term, high blood glucose can cause swelling and blurred vision. If blood glucose levels remain high, the blood vessels in the back of your eye can become damaged, leading to sight-threatening conditions, including:
- Diabetic Retinopathy—damaged blood vessels cause harm to the retina and affect the way your eye senses light and gives signals to the brain.
- Diabetic Macular Edema—diabetes can lead to the swelling of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central, detailed vision. Over time, this can lead to partial vision loss or blindness.
- Glaucoma—diabetes doubles your risk of glaucoma. Damaged blood vessels can bleed into the eye and raise intraocular pressure. This eye condition damages the optic nerve and causes loss of side vision.
- Cataracts—high glucose levels can cause deposits to build up on the natural lenses of your eye, causing them to become cloudy and vision to become blurry.
At Oviedo Vision Center, we use diagnostic technology to monitor the eye’s internal structures. We’re equipped to detect potential signs of diabetic eye disease early, so we can provide you with the correct treatment quickly.
The optomap by Optos produces high-quality, ultra-widefield digital images of the retina. This detailed imaging allows our eye doctors to view the health of your blood vessels at the back of the eye to detect early signs of diabetic eye disease.
Fundus photography takes images of your retina through the pupil. This specialized low-power microscope allows your eye doctor to examine the structures of your eye, including the retina, lens, and optic disc. Taking a detailed look at these structures can detect signs of diabetic eye disease.
The optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan produces high-resolution images of the layers of your retina and optic nerve. This diagnostic tool can detect abnormalities that need treatment.
Care for Your Overall Health & Vision
Managing your glucose levels can help keep your eyes healthy with a future of clear vision. Effective methods to control your diabetes include:
- Monitor blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol
- If you’re a smoker, try your best to quit
- Visit your eye doctor for a comprehensive exam once a year
Is it time to book your next diabetic eye exam?
We are located just off of West Broadway, near the Oviedo Medical Center.
Oviedo Vision Center
- 875 Clark St.
- Oviedo, FL 32765
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed