We strongly encourage our Cornelius, NC customers with diabetes to schedule regular annual eye exams with our office.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body’s ability to use and store sugar properly. If you have diabetes and too much sugar exists in your blood, you may develop certain health problems, including ones that harm your eyes. The most common problem people with diabetes experience with their eyes occurs when the circulatory system within the retina system is harmed, a condition which is known as diabetic retinopathy.
At Vision Center of Lake Norman, we strongly encourage our Cornelius, NC customers with diabetes to schedule regular annual eye exams with our office. If left unchecked, diabetic retinopathy can progressively damage the sensitive lining that exists in the back of your eyes. As time passes, the tiny blood vessels that nourish this area of your eyes will leak blood and other fluids, causing damage to the retinal tissue and eventually can lead to losing your vision.
What Can I Do About Blurry Vision?
If you are like many people, you’ve experienced blurry vision at some point in your life. But what exactly can be done about it? Here are a few common causes of blurry vision and some steps you can take:
- Eye Fatigue – If you’ve been focusing on a computer or smart phone for too long, you can experience blurry vision due to eye fatigue. It’s important to give your eyes a rest before continuing with your task.
- Refractive Errors – Blurry vision is a common symptom of people with refractive vision problems, such as near and far-sightedness. Consulting your eye doctor is recommended.
- Health Problems – Did you know your eyes could indicate that you have an underlying health problem, such as diabetes? Annual eye exams are recommended to prevent and monitor these health issues.
If you have diabetes, we highly recommend watching out for some of the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy, including:
- Blurry vision
- Seeing a dark or empty spot in the middle of your field of vision
- Seeing spots or floaters in your vision
- Problems seeing well in dark places or at night
We are here to help you manage the effects of diabetic retinopathy and to help you maintain your vision. To schedule your next appointment with us at Vision Center of Lake Norman or to receive answers to any questions you might have, please reach out to us today.