It’s easy to overlook the importance of eye care. When people think about good health, they usually think of vital organs. However, your eyes are closely tied to the health of the rest of your body. For patients who have diabetes, it is even more important to protect your eyesight. Why should you see an ophthalmologist if you are diabetic?
Increased Risk of Eye Disease
Diabetes raises your risk of developing eye diseases. You are more prone to conditions like cataracts and glaucoma. One of the biggest concerns is diabetic retinopathy. This problem can affect one or both eyes. Patients usually notice floaters or dark strings in their vision. They may also experience:
- Empty or dark areas in their vision
- Blurry vision
- Trouble focusing
- Partial or total loss of sight
- Change in color vision
You May Have a Problem and Not Know It
You should not wait until any of the above symptoms appear to see one of our ophthalmologists. Diabetic retinopathy may begin with no symptoms at all. Early detection is essential. Without routine eye exams, you may not get the diagnosis as early, which can lead to serious complications.
Schedule Your Eye Exam
Everyone, whether you have diabetes or not, should maintain a regular eye check-up schedule. Your eyes could also indicate whether your diabetes is under control. Eyes are an indicator of your overall health. Give yourself the best chance at a life with good eyesight by scheduling an appointment at Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey, Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians, today.