A diabetes diagnosis not only affects your dietary choices and medications, but blood sugar instability can have a domino effect on many aspects of your health. As the occurrence of diabetes is growing in the United States, so is the risk of blindness. It’s been found that diabetes is the top cause of blindness for adults in our country. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, then it is important that you schedule regular visits with an experienced eye doctor.
High blood sugar can lead to a variety of eye problems. But these eye diseases can be slowed or prevented when treatment is available in the early stages of the disease progression. Here are some of the common eye problems that are associated with diabetes:
All of these eye diseases can be slowed if you are proactive about managing your blood sugar levels. The most important thing you can do is work with your physician as well as an experienced optometrist to protect your health and vision. Call us to schedule an exam: you can reach our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or the Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.