If you have been diagnosed with diabetes there are a number of things you have to do to make sure your vision stays as clear and as sharp as possible. It is important to note that diabetes destroys the smaller vessels in the eyes and this can lead to irreparable damage to your sight. Here at Today’s Vision Northside, our team of optometric professionals want to emphasize the importance of diabetic eye care and how to maintain your sight.
Diabetes and Your Eyes
Diabetics have to be extremely careful in regards to their blood pressure levels and keeping them within normal range. Diabetics already have circulatory problems whether they recognize them for what they are or not. For example, if you notice you are losing feeling in your toes, or have numbness in one or both of your upper or lower extremities, those are signs of neurological and circulatory problems for which we encourage you to visit our office.
If seen proactively, Dr. Amador Sánchez and the team at Today’s Vision can diagnose and create an optical health plan for you towards recovery. We take pride in serving the Houston area and are committed to the individuals that live here. If you have diabetes, don’t wait to begin regular diabetic eye exams. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss between individuals 30-70 and is almost entirely preventable with regular eye exams. Do not wait for irreversible damage to occur! Schedule a consultation with our expert team.
Diabetic Eye Care at our Houston Optometrist
Your eyes require a constant and large supply of blood flow. This goes directly to your retina and overall eyeballs. For that reason, one of the most important things you can do for your eyes is healthy exercise and regular increased heart rate. Exercise is essential in regards to helping you maintain your weight which helps to lower blood sugar levels and keep hypertension at bay. In addition, exercise also helps to lower cholesterol levels and improve circulation. Modifying your diet to include whole grains, vegetables, fruits and lean proteins like fish and chicken also goes a long way in terms of protecting your eyes when you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes.
Visit Today’s Vision Northside Today
It is suggested that anyone who is diabetic to see an eye care professional annually for a comprehensive eye exam with dilation, and to have the pressures in their eyes checked. If at any time you experience a loss of sight in one or both eyes, dark spots, flashes of light or blurry vision you should see an eye doctor immediately. If you are a diabetic and you are not currently engaged in proper diabetic eye care, give us a call at Today’s Vision Northside today to schedule an appointment to see us today at 713-694-3937