The path to understanding diabetes starts with you and up-to-date information from trusted sources. No matter where you are in your quest be sure to have regular check up by your primary care physician, as well as, your eye doctor to be sure you are doing everything possible for optimal health. Closing out November’s Diabetes Awareness Month, lets see what we learned!
- Diabetics are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases
- Diabetic Retinopathy is the eye disease most common in diabetics and most likely to cause serious eye damage
- Risks for retinopathy include, poor blood sugar control and poor blood pressure control, just to name two
- Regular healthful diet and exercise may help prevent some eye diseases, like diabetes, glaucoma and AMD
- Have regular annual eye exams or more often is you notice changes in your vision
To learn more about Diabetes Awareness Month or learn more about diabetes and how it affects you eyes you can find more resources here at the American Diabetes Association.
Comprehensive Eyecare in a Professional and Friendly Atmosphere
At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. They utilize state-of-the art equipment such as the Zeiss OCT Optos Retinal Scanning Laser, and Humphrey Auto-Refractor and Visual Field Analyzer, which provides a higher level of care. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract which helps preserve your vision!Examinations also include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability, which are common problems among children and 40+ year olds.When indicated, the doctors fit any contact lenses required, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, monovision, (simultaneous far and near vision), or bifocal needs, as well as colored contact lenses for those who desire a “different look”.If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), the doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.
Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.
If you are looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs, then call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!
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