Optometrist in Winter Garden FL
If you have diabetes, it is important that you visit our vision practice, Clermont Family Eyecare for periodic diabetic screenings of your eyes. Our optometrist in Winter Garden FL
, Dr. Samantha Love, will be able to provide you with complete diabetic eye care to make sure that your eyes are remaining healthy.
When a patient has diabetes, they may have high levels of sugar in their blood for an extended amount of time. When this occurs, it can cause serious eye problems to develop. Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness for people under the age of 65 is the eye disease that is caused by high levels of sugar in the blood stream. Patients with diabetes have also been known to have a greater chance of developing cataracts and glaucoma, as well. When a patient has diabetic retinopathy, it causes the development of abnormal blood vessels around the retina. If the retina cannot be well nourished by its surrounding blood vessels, you cannot have excellent vision. As part of our diabetic eye screening, our optometrist in Winter Garden FL
will provide you with a complete eye exam that includes a visual acuity test, a pupil dilation test, and a thorough examination of your retina. The retina is found at the back of the eye, along the eye wall. If you have diabetic retinopathy, blood vessels that nourish the retina can begin to leak fluid and blood. Other times, weakened and smaller blood vessels can overgrow and cover the retina. These weakened blood vessels can then also cause vision problems when blood leaks from them due to their fragile nature. If you are diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, there are several treatments which can be used preventively to keep serious vision problems from developing.
For an appointment to see our optometrist in Winter Garden FL
for a comprehensive eye exam which includes a complete diabetic eye screening, contact us today.
Clermont Family Eyecare
231 Citrus Tower Blvd
Clermont, FL 34711
By Clermont Family Eyecare
March 13, 2017