Diabetes can be detected through an eye exam.
We use our comprehensive eye examination process with Optomap panoramic retinal imaging, pupil dilation, as a viable way to help determine whether or not diabetes is affecting your vision.
- Polyuria – frequent urination
- Polydipsia – feeling very thirsty
- Polyphagia – feeling very hungry very often
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision that varies
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Losing weight, even with normal eating patterns (type 1)
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the limbs (type 2 parasthesias)
- Occasional nausea
Don’t wait. Schedule an exam.
Fueling your body with the right things like leafy green vegetables, fish, whole grains, and fresh fruit is essential to your vision and overall health.
Minimize your risk with these 7 tips
Watch your diet
Watch your diet to daily control your glucose intake.
Know your A1C
Know you glucose A1C number and keep it in the target range.
Minimize Highs & Lows of your A1C
Minimize the highs and lows in you A1C, even if in the target range.
Take a daily DVS supplement
The nutritional supplement DVS (Diabetes Vision Support) supports retinal health, stabilizes the blood vessels from leaking, and supplies “internal sunglasses” to protect the macular pigment.
Aerobic exercise will help lower your A1C and keep your blood vessels open. We may limit certain exercises if you have retinopathy.
Limit your ultraviolet and blue light exposure by wearing proper sunglasses and dress glasses that filter out the harmful wavelengths.
Make sure you schedule annual eye exams
Have your retina checked annually for signs of ocular complications of diabetes. Exams can reveal the early detection or onset of diabetes.