If you have diabetes, you probably already know that it can have a negative impact on your eye health. This is why it is so important that patients with diabetes come in to see our optometrist, Dr. Jay Pravda, for periodic eye exams at Today’s Vision. Our optometrist will be able to give you a thorough diabetic eye exam and let you know when your next Kingwood TX eye exam should be so that your vision will be monitored on an appropriate basis.
Patients with diabetes are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, a serious eye disease which can go on to cause vision loss if left untreated and unmanaged. Diabetic retinopathy is a collective term for several different types of eye diseases which can occur when a patient has elevated blood sugar levels. Diabetic retinopathy will have negative impact on the blood vessels which surround and nourish the retina, if preventive steps are not taken. The best way to avoid developing problems with diabetic retinopathy is to have a periodic Kingwood TX eye exam, try your hardest to keep your blood sugar levels within normal range, and visit our eye doctor immediately whenever you are experiencing any vision problems. Some symptoms of diabetic retinopathy and resulting complications can include: blurred or distorted vision or difficulty reading; floaters in your vision; partial or total loss of vision, or a shadow across your field of vision; or pain or pressure of the eye. Our eye doctor will be able to use our state-of-the-art technology to view the blood vessels which surround the retina and determine whether or not you are developing any types of vision problems related to macular degeneration. Should any symptoms be detected, you will be referred to an ophthalmologist in the area who specializes in the advanced treatment of this serious eye disease; there are also treatment options which can be provided by an ophthalmologist that will help keep the eye disease from progressing into a more serious state.
For an appointment to visit our optometrist for a Kingwood TX eye exam, contact us today.