Eyes On Henry Provides Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetes can affect many organs in the body, including your eyes. Your physician will recommend more frequent eye exams as part of your diabetes care, to prevent vision loss from this disease. At Eyes On Henry in Spartanburg, SC, we offer comprehensive eye testing to detect diabetic eye problems.
Diabetes and Your Eyes
The reason diabetics must be careful about the health of their eyes is that high blood sugar levels damage the interior walls of blood vessels. The very delicate blood vessels in the eyes are particularly vulnerable to this damage. Early detection and treatment can prevent vision loss that can occur as a result of damage to the eyes from diabetes.
Regular Eye Exams Can Help Protect Your Vision
Your Spartanburg optometrist will dilate the pupils of your eyes to see the internal structures. Using special optometric equipment, the doctor will carefully inspect the condition of blood vessels inside the eye, noting any signs of fluid or blood leakage. These effects can alert the eye doctor to impending problems that should prompt more intensive treatment.
Treatment of Diabetic Eye Disease
Your eye doctor can monitor your eyes closely for any changes that indicate the beginning of a problem, such as retinal detachment or macular edema. If necessary, our optometrists can refer you to an eye surgeon for further treatment, which may include medications or surgery to prevent vision loss.
What You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Diabetic Eye Disease
If you have diabetes, you can help protect your vision by carefully monitoring your blood glucose levels and keeping them within the normal range. If you are having difficulty maintaining normal levels, talk to your doctor about the many options available today for managing diabetes. Also, schedule eye exams at least twice each year to detect any changes in your eyes that could signal an impending problem. Your eye doctor can be your partner in helping you to avoid vision loss from diabetes.
Make Eyes On Henry Your Optometrist in Spartanburg
Our eye doctors combine their training in optometry to provide the highest quality vision care for their patients in Spartanburg, SC, and surrounding areas. We offer vision exams, comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, emergency eye care, pre- and post LASIK surgery consultation and management of eye diseases. Call Eyes On Henry today at 864-585-0208 for an appointment to have your eyes checked to protect your vision throughout life.