Diabetes impacts our bodies in a variety of ways, and can negatively affect our eye health and vision. Individuals living with diabetes have unique eye care needs and should visit their optometrist at least annually, even if they are not experiencing any problems and their blood sugar is well controlled with diet or medication.
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You may not even know you have diabetes, but it can be detected and diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam, even before it begins exhibiting noticeable symptoms. Regular eye exams play a vital role in your overall health strategy. Diabetes can impact your vision and eye health in a variety of ways, including:
Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma do not typically exhibit symptoms in their early stages, making them incredibly difficult to catch without a comprehensive eye exam.
If these conditions are allowed to progress, they can result in permanent vision loss or even blindness.
Since diabetic eyes require specialized care and attention, Okotoks Eyecare is proud to offer eye exams specifically tailored to meet the vision and health care needs of individuals living with diabetes.
People with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes should see their optometrist at least once per year, even if their blood sugar levels are stable and they are not experiencing any eye or health related problems.
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