Diabetic Eye Exams
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Diabetes & Your Eyesight

Many Americans live with diabetes, a condition that affects how your body processes glucose, otherwise known as sugar. Complications from this disease can affect your vision, and it is vital to be vigilant with your health and eyesight. 

Our optometrists recommend annual eye exams if you have diabetes. We want to help ensure your eyesight is protected, and prevention is key to managing diabetes’ effects on your vision. Your eyes deserve compassionate treatment and care! 

Book today for your diabetic eye exam.

Complications From Diabetes

When blood sugar levels remain high for an extended period, it can cause blurry vision. Adjusting insulin levels may correct blurred vision, but if blood glucose remains at a higher level without respite, it may lead to diabetic eye diseases

Blurred vision for extended periods could be a symptom of a severe condition. Please contact us right away if you have any concerns about your eyesight.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the more common eye conditions linked to diabetes. This condition occurs when high glucose levels in the blood damage your eyes’ blood vessels, causing them to bulge and leak. This condition can severely affect the retina.

In the beginning stages, there may be no symptoms or only temporary episodes of blurred vision. As the disease advances, it can result in blindness.

Diabetic macular edema (DME) occurs as a direct result of diabetic retinopathy.

The macula is at the center of your retina, and its primary purpose is to allow us to see the objects directly at the front of our vision in sharper detail.

Steady damage to the small blood vessels in the retina can result in a buildup of fluid under the macula, and this buildup can result in vision loss. Our practice can provide treatment for DME if the condition is caught in the early stages and monitored on a routine basis.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that progressively affect your optic nerve. A patient with diabetes is at a high risk of developing open-angle glaucoma.

Click here to learn more about glaucoma.

Cataracts occur naturally as a part of the aging process, but patients with diabetes are at risk of developing this condition at a younger age.

This eye disease results in your eyes’ lens becoming rigid and clouded, allowing less light to reach the retina.

For more information about cataracts, visit here.

Protect Your Vision

At Dr. Henslick Vision Center, we show genuine care to all our patients and our proactive professionals are here to protect your vision with compassion. We want you to have all the necessary information about your condition and we’ll work with you to find a swift, effective treatment.

Proactive eye care can help slow the effects of vision loss related to diabetes, and we recommend one dilated eye exam per year if you have this condition. 

Take control of your visual health and book your diabetic eye exam today!

Come See What We’re About

Come For a Visit

Visit us today in the Plaza de la Paz shopping center. Take the entrance from La Paz Road, and you’ll find us right next to the Arco gas station. There is plenty of parking right out front!

  • 27451B La Paz Rd
  • Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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