Over time, diabetes can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes. This can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Often there are no noticeable symptoms indicating this disease. Also, diabetes can increase the probability of developing cataracts and glaucoma. Early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy can reduce the risk of blindness by 95 percent.
We recommend you see your Doctor at the Family Eye Care Center & Optical Gallery at least once a year for a dilated eye exam.
If you experience any of the symptoms below call the Family Eye Care Center & Optical Gallery.
- blurry vision
- trouble reading signs or books
- double vision
- any loss of sight in one or both eyes
- eye pain
- persistent red eyes
- eye pressure
- visual spots, floaters or flashes of light
- straight lines do not look straight
- diminished peripheral vision