At LMC, we know that eye disease and vision loss can be serious risks for people living with diabetes. That’s why we offer comprehensive diabetes eye health exams and encourage individuals with diabetes to make eye care an essential part of their diabetes management. Because eye health issues can go unnoticed until permanent vision loss occurs, people living with diabetes should get a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are key to preventing vision loss.
When your blood sugar levels soar, the tiny blood vessels in your eyes can suffer serious damage. Over time, diabetes that is not well-controlled can lead to permanent vision loss from diabetic retinopathy. It is important to note that retinal blood vessels are some of the most sensitive in your body and frequent fluctuations in blood sugar levels, blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels can manifest in your eyes.You can lower your risk of eye complications by practicing good diabetes management and by seeing an eye doctor at least once a year for a comprehensive eye exam.
ADDITIONAL DIABETES EYE TESTING SERVICES OFFERED
Visual Field Test
People with diabetes and high blood pressure have a greater risk of developing blocked blood vessels in the optic nerve and retina. Your eye doctor may recommend visual field testing to monitor your vision and detect vision loss early.