Diabetes is a condition that affects the use and storage of sugar in the body. When left untreated, the effects of this illness can be devastating, especially to the eyes. The diabetic eye exams offered here at Paragon Eye Associates are used to detect retinopathy, glaucoma, and other issues that can impair your vision. Schedule a consultation with one of our Texas offices today.
What Are Diabetic Eye Exams?
Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we perform dilated examinations. During these exams, the pupil is fully dilated, allowing our doctors to examine the retina. Additionally, we take fundus photos and/or Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans. These scans are non-invasive and are used to take detailed cross-section images of the retina.
How Does Diabetes Affect Eyesight?
High blood sugar can cause small blood vessel damage, eventually affecting the vessels in the eye. The damaged vessels in the retina can swell and leak, causing a slew of vision problems. Along with causing blurry vision, damage to these vessels can stop blood flow altogether, leading to blindness.
Why Are These Exams Necessary?
Coming in for an exam is important if you struggle with diabetes. Certain diseases, like glaucoma, can begin to manifest and only become noticeable when blindness occurs. As with blood sugar monitoring, focusing your attention on the health of your eyes is vital to remain healthy long-term.
Diabetic Eye Exams in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas
Diabetic eye exams are essential if you struggle with diabetes. Coming in for regular appointments can help ensure that your vision remains healthy as you treat your illness. To schedule an exam, simply fill out the form below. You can also get in touch over the phone by dialing (817) 277-6433 for our Arlington office or (817) 477-0223 for our Mansfield office.