Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes is a serious disease affecting over 35 million Americans (the CDC). The definition of diabetes is as follows: When the body does not produce enough insulin or is not able to properly use the insulin it does produce. This insulin disruption can lead to a variety of health issues, including some that negatively affect eyesight. In fact, diabetic retinopathy is the number one cause of newly-acquired blindness in people ages 18-64. It is easy to understand why it is so important to know the signs of diabetic eye disease as well as what steps to take to avoid or mitigate it. The Holtebeck Eye Center in Brookfield can help you navigate these signs and steps.
Diabetic Eye Disease Signs
Diabetic retinopathy and other diabetic eye diseases may initially present with little or no signs. It is helpful to know what subtle symptoms to watch out for, which include:
- Blurry sight
- Increase in floaters
- Disrupted nighttime vision
- Dark spots in your vision
Though these signs may initially manifest subtly, their intensity can ramp up quite suddenly. For that reason, you want to take seriously any uptick in these occurrences and make note of them.
Eye Care Steps To Take
One of the reasons to take note of any potential diabetic eye disease symptoms is so you can share them with your eye doctor during a regular eye exam. The most critical step you can take against the effects of advancing diabetic eye disease is scheduling and keeping annual comprehensive eye exams.
However, if you have already had your annual eye exam recently and have since started to experience any of these symptoms, it is appropriate to schedule another exam to find out what might be causing these disturbances.
Schedule An Exam With Dr. Holtebeck
If it is time for an annual eye exam or if you have been experiencing any of the subtle signs of diabetic eye disease, it’s time to come into The Holtebeck Eye Center for a check up. If needed, we will provide proper treatment and guidance on diabetic eye care. Do not wait until your eye problems are too disruptive to ignore. Schedule an eye exam at The Holtebeck Eye Center today.